Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Win Premiere Tickets
To see Mission: Impossible in Vienna.
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Latest Ant-Man Trailer Jumps Online
''We should call the Avengers...''
Podcast 168: Hayley Atwell
Agent Carter, at your service
Exclusive New Deadpool Image
Say hello to Negasonic Teenage Warhead
New Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Images
Chinny reckoning
Bryan Singer Teases New X-Men: Days Of Future Past Rogue Cut Footage
'This is not just an extended edition...'
Exclusive First Trailer For Spanish Thriller Marshland
The acclaimed serial killer mystery gets a poster too
Mark Wahlberg Joins Mile 22
Iko Uwais and Ronda Rousey already aboard
Simon Kinberg Talks Deadpool
''It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo...''
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
01 July 2015
Exclusive New Poster For Tom Hardy's Legend
Getting a little Kray-zy
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
London Road (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Empire Star Rating
The Drop (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Locke (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Tom Hardy Will Climb Everest
As George Mallory for Doug Liman

25 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Tom Hardy, George Mallory

We like to imagine that Tom Hardy saw the reports of Casey Affleck starring in a film about racing to the South Pole and thought, “I can top that! I’m going to climb EVEREST!” Whereupon he immediately had his agent cast around for a project focused on that very idea, ending up in talks for Doug Liman’s new planned venture, Everest.

Assuming the negotiations all work out, Hardy would star as George Mallory, who in the 1920s made it his mission to become the first man to scale the massive peak. He tried twice in 1921 and 1922, but failed, with Aussie climber George Finch hot on his heels.

Though his family begged him not to try again, Mallory decided to try, using oxygen in 1924 as he and climbing partner Sandy Irvine vanished into the clouds. There – historio-spoiler alert! – the story officially ends until Mallory’s body was found in 1999 below the summit. There’s still a big question as to whether he actually made it to the top, as a photo of his wife he’d taken with him was never discovered. The credit for making it successfully, however, later went to Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made it there and back again in 1953. If you want to know more, there was a documentary about him a couple of years ago called The Wildest Dream.

Up In The Air writer Sheldon Turner is adapting the script from Jeffrey Archer’s book Paths Of Glory. Dedicated climber Liman is currently at work on All You Need Is Kill with Tom Cruise but apparently plans to take on the Everest project as his next gig.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Jay Baruchel Planning Another Goon
Another round for Doug the Thug
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

This is Tom Hardy we're talking about...
...a man not known for playing people who reach warm, sunny ends (or maybe I just haven't watched any of his cuddlier fare yet). My money's on Mallory never reaching that peak. Quite frankly, that will be a much better movie than yet another triumph-of-the-human-spirit-stirring-violins affair. More

Posted by HighwayJoe at 17:16 on 28 September 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The TDKR's chanting theme should play
Tom, I believe your agent has the right Everest script...call me... More

Posted by debneyink at 16:06 on 25 September 2012 | Report This Post

The TDKR's chanting theme should play
as Hardy climbs to the peak DESHI BASARA DESHI BASARA! More

Posted by criffle at 15:31 on 25 September 2012 | Report This Post

Men climbing Mountain.
It aint easy. They get cold. Audience gets bored. More

Posted by Porter at 13:33 on 25 September 2012 | Report This Post

There's a great film possible out of the Mallory story, and a Liman / Hardy combo could certainly do it justice. However, they MUST NOT use Archer's Paths Of Glory as the basis for their story! While sentimentalists still cling to the notion that Mallory made it to the summit of Everest and died on the way down, the most intensive research, and surviving circumstantial evidence, all point to a more prosaic outcome. Mallory and Irvine sadly didn't come close to reaching the summit, as indicated b More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 10:19 on 25 September 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Mirror Match: 10 Movies Where Your Evil Twin Attacks
A new challenger enters… and it’s YOU (but with bad facial hair)

Please Explain! With Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Plus Emilia Clarke on pranks, smiles and 'The Robot'

Terminator Genisys: Empire's Verdict
It wants your clothes and your (re)boots

100 Greatest Movie Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains exclusively revealed!

Bonfire Of The Vanities: When Personal Projects Go Wrong
15 hubristic horrors that went straight to movie jail

Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context
From Ian McKellen vs. One Direction to Hugh Jackman vs. baking innuendos

Before And After: How 10 Books Changed On Their Way To Becoming Movies
...And how their authors reacted

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)