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Everest is just about to hit (September 18th), and while the man vs. nature genre isn’t for everyone, there are some movies worth seeing just for the effort involved, and anything shot, at least partially, on location in Nepal is on that list. Add an incredible cast, and even if the true story about an attempt to reach the summit of Everest gone wrong doesn’t instantly appeal to you, this still has to be one on your radar.
In order to make sure that you’re not misled by the days of CGI and fantastic sets, the film has released some very cool images that, if nothing else, clue you in to the fact that this perhaps wasn’t just a walk in the park for most of the actors.
Take a look below, and lose yourself in the frosty goodness.
- Marc Eastman
Standing tall at an eye-watering 8,848 metres above sea level, few environments on planet Earth are as hostile to the average human as that found on Everest. With temperatures fluctuating between -20ºC and -35ºC at the summit, it’s little wonder why the famed mount attracts only the bravest of the brave. In 1996, though, an expedition went awry when two groups of explorers were caught in the throes of a relentless blizzard, and it proved to be one of the worst disasters in the mountain’s long and storied history.
Almost a decade on, that event has inspired the release of Baltasar Kormákur’s title drama, charting the real-life events of the doomed mountaineering exercise. Lifting inspiration from Jon Krakauer’s acclaimed book Into Thin Air along with a variety of interviews and records from the ’96 disaster, Kormákur’s Everest is gunning for a frighteningly realistic portrayal of the climb, »
- Michael Briers
The UK’s biggest film production company has its eyes on larger-scale films.
Working Title, whose biggest successes have included rom-coms Four Weddings And A Funeral and Bridget Jones’s Diary, is looking to make more big-canvas films in the vein of Les Miserables and Venice opener Everest.
Speaking to ScreenDaily ahead of Everest’s world premiere on the Lido next Wednesday (Sept 2), Working Title co-chair Tim Bevan said the company would like to produce more films on the scale of the $60m adventure-thriller, which is the company’s first 3D feature:
“I think it’s very much something we want to do, yes: intelligent popcorn [movies] at a scale,” he said. “It’s fun to do a bigger movie.”
Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke and Emily Watson are among the stellar ensemble cast of Baltasar Kormakur-directed Everest, which charts the events surrounding the 1996 Mount Everest disaster when a climbing expedition was devastated by a severe »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
At the close of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Jason Clarke was seen bidding farewell to Caesar, before squirreling his family away to safety in the face of impending war. That freed up space in the franchise for a new human lead, a hole we’re learning Gabriel Chavarria will fill for 2017’s War of the Planet of the Apes.
Chavarria has some feature credits to his name, including 2007’s Freedom Writers and 2011’s A Better Life, but is best known for his work in TV’s East Los High. I’m not familiar with the show, but did catch him in A Better Life, where he made a solid impression.
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- Daniel Kelly
We might not have heard a lot about the next Planet Of The Apes film, but that’s because director Matt Reeves and co-writer Mark Bomback have been quietly working on the sequel to Dawn, War Of The Planet Of The Apes. Reeves is finally ready to start the casting process, with news arriving that Gabriel Chavarria has scored one of the lead roles. Details are sketchy about what the film will cover, though if you watched Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes – and a lot of people did, hence the latest addition to the franchise – you know that (spoiler alert) after a conflict between the human survivors of the virus and Caesar’s (Andy Serkis) simian forces, a sort of truce was reached, one that was threatened by the coming of human reinforcements from outside San Francisco. We now know that Chavarria will be playing one of the »
Just as none of the human characters from Rise of the Planet of The Apes returned for Dawn, so it will be as we prepare for the War – so those that might have been expecting Jason Clarke to reprise his role from that last great flick may be disappointed.
The trades are reporting that director Matt Reeves has cast relative newcomer Gabriel Chavarria (East Los High, Low Rider) in the first of what will be two new lead roles in War Of The Planet of The Apes. We don’t have a name for his character yet, but expect him to form some sort of bond with the leader of the ape revolution, Caesar (Andy Serkis).
Exact plot details are unknown, but Reeves has previously said that this story would be about Caesar becoming the “seminal figure for ape history,” so does that mean we can expect the heroic simian »
- Mark Cassidy
Almost two months after its release, Terminator Genisys has crossed the $350 million mark at the worldwide box office, thanks to a $27.4 million opening day in China today – the fourth biggest for a Hollywood movie in that market after Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Terminator Genisys has pulled in just $89 million domestically, but has amassed a healthy $264 million internationally and should cross $400 million globally thanks to a strong showing in China. So, we might get to see that sixth Terminator movie after all…
See Also: Is Terminator Genisys the worst blockbuster ever?
Terminator Genisys sees Arnold Schwarzenegger leading a cast that also includes Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games »
- Gary Collinson
Movie posters are designed to sell the film - but not sell the film out, surely?
Take this as a warning, movie marketeers: giving away all the best bits in the trailer is one thing, but ruining an entire movie with a single image is something else...
(And in case you hadn't guessed, be warned that this article contains spoilers.)
Spoiler alert: Hey look, just beneath Arnie's giant face - that's Jason Clarke's John Connor! And he's on fire! And looks like a Terminator! He couldn't secretly be a Terminator, could he?
2. Rocky IV
Spoiler alert: In Rocky IV, America's very own, um, Italian Stallion takes on the Soviet Union's very own Ivan Drago. Three guesses who wins. Okay, one guess.
Spoiler alert: If you were wondering whether Optimus Prime rides a gargantuan robot dinosaur at the very end of Transformers: Age Of Extinction, »
See Also: New images from Knight of Cups
Rick (Bale) is a slave to the Hollywood system. He is addicted to success but simultaneously despairs at the emptiness of his life. He is at home in a world of illusions but seeks real life. Like the tarot card of the title, Rick is easily bored and needs outside stimulation. But the Knight of Cups is also an artist, a romantic and an adventurer.
In Terrence Malick’s seventh film a gliding camera once again accompanies a tormented hero on his search for meaning. Once again a voiceover is laid over images which also seek their own authenticity. And once again Malick seems to put the world out of joint. His symphonic flow of images contrasts cold, »
- Gary Collinson
'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.' box office: Bigger domestic flop than expected? Before I address the box office debacle of Warner Bros.' The Man from U.N.C.L.E., I'd like remark upon the fact that 2015 has been a notable year at the North American box office. That's when the dinosaurs of Jurassic World smashed Hulk and his fellow Halloween-costumed Marvel superheroes of Avengers: Age of Ultron. And smashed them good: $636.73 million vs. $457.52 million. (See also: 'Jurassic World' beating 'The Avengers' worldwide and domestically?) At least in part for sentimental (or just downright morbid) reasons – Paul Walker's death in a car accident in late 2013 – Furious 7 has become by far the highest-grossing The Fast and the Furious movie in the U.S. and Canada: $351.03 million. (Shades of Heath Ledger's unexpected death »
- Zac Gille
A load of tosh slapped together to exploit the masses before the rights revert to James Cameron, Terminator Genisys is less a movie than a checklist. Like Resident Evil: Retribution, it amounts to little more than a Greatest Hits package, the difference being that Paul Ws Anderson’s movie was at least coherent.
Scenes are copied directly from the original, there’s a T-1000 disguised as a cop and even Miles Dyson makes an appearance. Emilia Clarke says, “Come with me if you want to live”, Jason Clarke repeats the “It can’t be reasoned with” speech and did you think they’d pass up a chance to recycle “I’ll be back” for the umpteenth time?
Weirdest of all (discuss) is how Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese have in this timeline become wisecracking parodies of their former selves, joking with each other that if they never get it on, »
- Ian Watson
Universal Pictures just unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming "Everest" thriller, which starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, Robin Wright, and John Hawkes. Check it out below. Plot: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. The new movie is directed by Baltasar Kormakur (2 Guns, Contraband) and is set to hit conventional and IMAX 3D theaters on September 25th. Trailer: »
In 1996, eight climbers lost their lives as they struggled to reach the top of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. Jon Krakauer told their story in the bestselling book "Into Thin Air," which Baltasar Kormakur ("2 Guns") has turned into the fall release "Everest." (Below, watch the gripping trailer for the 3D IMAX version.) Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke play Scott Fischer and Rob Hall, rivals who lead separate teams of amateur climbers to the top. When an unexpected snowstorm strands them midway, the competitors are forced to come together to save as many of their teams as they can. Among these are people played by past Oscar nominees Josh Brolin and John Hawkes while Sam Worthington is expert Guy Cotter who warns of the perils ahead. And two-time Oscar nominee Keira Knightley is Clarke's partner, anxiously awaiting word back home. -Break- This Universal release was shot on location in Nep. »
Everest had me at the cast – Josh Brolin, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal?! Heck, I still like Jason Clarke even after the mess that was Terminator Genisys. But as its September release gets closer, we’ve been getting a few trailers for Baltasar Kormákur’s climbing movie that make it look even more exciting. Imagine Into The Void, only with a larger, A-List cast, or Gravity on a mountain.
Sure, Kormákur hasn’t got the best track record – he’s the guy behind Contraband – but maybe it’s the case of picking bad projects, rather than poor filmmaking chops. That’s certainly the impression I’ve got from the atmospheric marketing campaign.
On that note, the latest trailer has just dropped. Technically it’s for the IMAX release, so as you’d expect there’s several large scale set-pieces shown – Josh Brolin »
- Alex Leadbeater
The first trailer for Baltasar Kormákur’s adventure thriller Everest dropped back in June. That one introduced us to the main climbers as they set out to conquer the world’s highest mountain, “without doubt the most dangerous place on Earth,” Jason Clarke’s Rob Hall character says in the new trailer above. This one being the Imax version, it highlights the epic scope of the movie. I saw the 3D film at CineEurope in Barcelona in June and can attest to the grand, sweeping… »
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 »
One of 2015’s IMAX must-see events, watch the new trailer for Everest.
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.
Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
Everest is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur.
- Michelle McCue
Walden Media, producer of such hit films as “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, “Bridge to Terabithia,” “Charlotte’s Web,” and the “Journey to the Center of the Earth” series, will co-finance and co-produce DreamWorks Studios’ upcoming film A Dog’S Purpose.
Based on the best-selling novel, “A Dog’s Purpose” is an inspirational story of one devoted dog finding his purpose in the lives of the humans he loves.
Dennis Quaid (“Far From Heaven,” “The Rookie”), Britt Robertson (“Tomorrowland,” “Delivery Man”), K.J. Apa (“Shortland Street”), Juliet Rylance (“The Knick,” “Frances Ha”) and Peggy Lipton (“Mod Squad,” “Twin Peaks”) join the film, which is being directed by Academy Award nominated director Lasse Hallstrom (“The Hundred-Foot Journey,” “Chocolat”).
Based on the beloved book by W. Bruce Cameron, the screenplay was written by Cameron & Cathryn Michon and Audrey Wells. Gavin Polone is producing with Alan Blomquist and Mark Sourian serving as executive producers. »
- Michelle McCue
Now here's a story that really rocks! Anyone? Okay, moving on! In case you didn't check out the trailer that debuted last month for Everest, the film follows a climbing expedition on Mt. Everest that is devastated by a severe snow storm. Boasting an ensemble that includes Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Josh Brolin, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, Martin Henderson,... Read More »
- Sean Wist
The stunning IMAX trailer for the epic Everest gives you a bird's-eye-view of a notorious humanitarian disaster.
Everest is told from the perspective of the doomed climbers and the rescue crews on a race against time to save them.
Gyllenhaal recently opened up about the challenges of filming Everest in the tough terrain of Nepal and Iceland in a behind-the-scenes featurette.
"[Director Baltasar Kormákur] wanted us to experience the elements," Gyllenhaal explained. "He pushed us in that way."
Everest will open in Us and UK cinemas on September 18. »
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