New IMAX Everest Trailer Freezes The Internet

Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal start their ascent

New IMAX Everest Trailer Freezes The Internet

by Owen Williams |
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If you only see one film in 3D IMAX this year, Everest's combination of disaster epic and National Geographic snowscape cinematography is probably the one to don your goggles for. Contraband's Baltasar Kormakur directs Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal, and here's a new IMAX-branded trailer to give a brass monkey pause.

Everest's story is of the 1996 events, made famous by Jon Krakauer's book Into Thin Air (already filmed as a TV movie with Christopher McDonald as Krakauer), in which three separate Everest expeditions ran into tragic difficulty in a sudden storm. This version of what happened is drawn from more sources than just Krakauer however, including other books and new interviews with the survivors. The screenplay is by William Nicholson (Gladiator, Les Misérables) and newcomer Justin Isbell.

Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title are the producers, and the arduous-looking shoot took place in the first half of last year, in Nepal on Everest's foothills, as well as at Rome's Cinecittà and the UK's Pinewood Studios.

Everest is out in the UK on September 18.

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