Deadline: Review – Big-Screen 3D Adventure Hits A New Peak


Set for its world premiere tonight as the opener of the Venice Film Festival, Everest is the kind of big-screen adventure picture Hollywood used to make regularly but seems to have forgotten about in the rush to comic book movies. This true story based on the ill-fated 1996 expeditions to the peak of the imposing Mount Everest has, as I say in my video review (click the link above), been brought to life with stunning clarity by director Baltasar Kormakur in a movie tailor-made for the big-screen glory of Imax and 3D. In fact, I don’t think I have ever seen a movie better suited for these formats. In other words folks, don’t watch this one on your keychain.

The movie should be a real player in the crafts categories of the Oscars, but I have a feeling it could go even further than that. Hopefully audiences will want to see this terrific film which represents the best of moviemaking at its most daunting.

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Deadline: Mounting An Epic – EVEREST – Venice Q&A

Mounting Working Title’s Everest, which opens the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, was a climb that Sisyphus wouldn’t have envied. A long development period came with financing issues and the inherent challenges of shooting in a decidely inhospitable environment.

“Balt came along and crafted, forgive my French, a f***-off film. It’s got spectacle and integrity and heart.” -Jason Clarke

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Outside: Hollywood Knocks Off Everest at Last

It’s been almost two decades since the infamous 1996 tragedy on Mount Everest, and the world’s tallest mountain has seen more destructive seasons—especially in the past two years. Does the catastrophe that gave us ‘Into Thin Air’ still have the power to captivate? We talk to the cast and crew of the new movie ‘Everest’ about making an adventure epic roar to life for a new generation.

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DEADLINE: Everest To Open Venice Film Festival

Everest will open the 72nd Venice Film Festival, it was announced today. The Working Title production, based on a true story, documents the journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind as the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

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People: Exclusive First Look at EVEREST

Everest will chill you to the bone – and that’s just starting with the story.

The movie recounts a horrific 1996 tragedy in which eight climbers lost their lives trying to summit the famed Himalayan peak. “There was a cluster [of summiters] on the top,” explains director Baltasar Kormákur. “In the end, what happened is that a lot of small things went wrong and waylaid them. People missed their passes, then a big storm hit.” (Jon Krakauer’s best-seller Into Thin Air was about the same events.)

PEOPLE: Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin and Jason Clarke Get Rugged in Intense Thriller Everest: FIRST LOOK
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