Everest movie captures deadly 1996 events
DIRECTED by Icelandic film-maker Baltasar Kormakur (2 Guns, Contraband), Everest documents real-life events that happened in 1996, when the world's highest mountain experienced its fiercest snowstorms ever.
There were two expedition groups climbing Mount Everest at the time, and they faced the harshest elements on the planet.
This mountaineering incident has been described as the deadliest before last year's avalanche. According to a report in The Guardian, some of Everest's second-unit crew were caught in the avalanche during shooting last year.
The writers - William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) - reportedly adapted the script from five non-fiction books.
Filmed on location at the foothills of Everest in Nepal, the Italian Alps and at Cinecitta Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in Britain, Everest stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley and Emily Watson.
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Everest opens in Singapore on Sept 24.