This vertigo-inducing film was shot at some treks to the Everest in Nepal, in the Alps and at some studios in Rome and the United Kingdom. This epic adventure stars an array of international talent, including Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, Jake Gyllenhaal and director Baltasar Kormakur.
When asked why they signed on to do Everest, Jake Gyllenhaal shared, “I love the book and I was aware of the situation of what happened in reality. But, to me what was so moving was the idea of the inevitable in a movie, which felt like reality to me in a massive entertaining movie where Mother Nature wins. In the end, the inevitable happens.” Gyllenhaal added, “Balt [Baltasar Kormakur] promised us that we were going to be in the element, that we were gonna make a movie where we would legitimately be cold and legitimately be scared. I think that’s fun for someone like me, and I speak for almost all of us I think, when I say that’s what we’re looking for, something that’s reflective of something we get to learn about our lives as well to do the work that we love.”
Josh Brolin also commented, “I knew the story. I knew the book. I had a massive reaction to the book. Also, before I had met Balt [Baltasar Kormakur], I had a director come over to my office and sell a film to me and said ‘We’re going to do a film and it’s not going to be any of that Hollywood bullshit. It’s gonna be real. “ The 47-year-old went on to say that, “Baltasar came to a meeting after that, and I thought, oh I need to work with this guy because it was real, it was him and he was 100% organic… I needed to work with him. ” As for the film itself Brolin stated, “We aren’t even going to get 1% of what really happened. We will never understand. But, we can respectfully honor this incredible story in any possible way through what we do. That’s the intention.”
Experience Everest in IMAX 3D first on September 18, 2015 or everywhere on September 25, 2015 in Real D 3D and IMAX 3D.