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Bale is linked to the upcoming film from Universal Studios which focuses on the fatal 1996 expedition to climb Mount Everest through a devastating storm. The trek resulted in the deaths of eight members of the team on 11 May of that year. Little else is known about the project, including whether or not director Baltasar Kormakur could potentially use author Jon Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air” as the source material for the film.
Rumour has it that Sony is working on its own Everest tale, albeit with a plot centred around British climber George Mallory who attempted, on multiple occasions, to be the first man to reach the top of Everest back in the 1920s. There is some speculation that Sony is »
- Laura Grande
Everest: Christian Bale is in talks to star in Everest, to be directed by Baltasar Kormakur (The Deep, Contraband). The film tells the real-life story of the 1996 mountain-climbing disaster on Mount Everest that was also the basis for Jon Krakauer’s excellent, best-selling book Into Thin Air, and should not be confused with another upcoming movie titled Everest, which follows a 1920s expedition. The latter has Doug Liman set to direct with Tom Hardy to star. Kormakur says he wants to film on Mount Everest as much as possible. [Deadline / Filmmaker Magazine] The Ends of the Earth: Jennifer Lawrence will be teaming up with director David O. Russell for the third time in the upcoming drama The Ends of the Earth. It’s described as a “fact-based love story about a...
- Peter Martin
Everest: Christian Bale is in talks to star in Everest, to be directed by Baltasar Kormakur (The Deep, Contraband). The film tells the real-life story of the 1996 mountain climbing disaster on Mount Everest that was also the basis for Jon Krakauer’s excellent, best-selling book Into Thin Air, and should not be confused with another upcoming movie titled Everest, which follows a 1920s expedition. The latter has Doug Liman set to direct with Tom Hardy to star. Kormakur says he wants to film on Mount Everest as much as possible. [Deadline / Filmmaker Magazine] The Ends of the Earth: Jennifer Lawrence will be teaming up with director David O. Russell for the third time in the upcoming drama The Ends of the Earth. It’s described as a “fact-based love story about a...
- Peter Martin
No, Gotham’s adversaries aren’t planning a battle atop the world’s highest mountain in an epic and snowy Batman franchise reboot. Instead Batman and Bane will race to the top of Everest in opposing tales of mountaineering.
Dark Knight Rises stars Christian Bale and Tom Hardy are both in early talks to star in two very different movies about reaching the summit of Mt. Everest. Bale, who already has several post-Dark Knight Rises films in the works with directors Terrence Malick and David O. Russell, is rumoured to be interested in taking on Everest’s summit in a retelling of the tragic 1996 expedition. Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur (The Deep, 101 Reykajvik, Contraband) is in talks to direct the film which is still in the development stages.
- Rachel West
Bale's role is not clear at this stage, but the film is based on real-life events that took place in 1996 as three separate crews tried to climb the world's tallest mountain. A freak storm hit Everest, leaving eight climbers dead in its wake. The story was made famous by Jon Krakauer in the book Into Thin Air, which described how he survived to tell the tale.
Krakauer's tome will be among a number of sources used for the film version, which is being put together at Britain's Working Title production company. Iceland's Baltasar Kormákur (The Deep, Contraband) will direct.
Everest is not to be confused with a separate movie going by the same name that is »
- Ben Child
Insert The Dark Knight Rises rivalry joke here. I cannot do it because it’s too early in the morning. But that is the joke that’s being passed around the interwebs, as it has been announced that both Tom Hardy and Christian Bale are working on Everest – which, by the way, is the title of two different films.
Tom Hardy was there first, signing up for Everest with director Doug Liman, about George Mallory, the first man to attempt to reach the peak of that fabled mountain that everyone and their grandma now climbs. Bale, not to be outdone, has set up another film called Everest with Working Title Films and director Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband). Bale’s movie, though, will focus on a 1996 expedition that ran into a storm, causing the deaths of eight explorers. It’s the same story that Jon Krakauer’s book Into Thin Air focused on, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Given all the films about it, you’d think Mount Everest was something special, like the tallest mountain in the world, or summat. Sorry, summit. At least one project is in the works and a new one from Working Title and Universal makes two, with Christian Bale attached to star.Justin Isbell wrote the latest draft of Everest, which focuses on a disastrous 1996 expedition to scale the mountain. Three different groups of climbers were struck by a monstrous, blinding storm and eight of them ended up dead. Originally chronicled by Jon Krakauer’s bestseller Into Thin Air (itself turned into a TV movie in 1997), the new film has been sourced from interviews and books by survivors.Contraband man Baltasar Kormakur (who knows cold conditions after shooting Icelandic true-life shipwreck tale The Deep) is stepping into his director’s climbing gear for the movie, which also has Emmet/Furla Films involved. »
• Christian Bale is in talks to star in Baltasar Kormákur’s (The Deep) Everest. Based on the harrowing ordeal of a group of climbers in 1996 famously documented in Jon Krakauer’s book Into Thin Air, Everest will source from a variety of books and first-person interviews. Filmmaker and mountaineer David Breashears also made a famous Frontline documentary about the tragic climb that claimed eight lives, that included footage from the storm and interviews with survivors. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
They once fought for supremacy of Gotham City. Now, they're looking to conquer the same mountain.
Christian Bale and Tom Hardy, respectively the hero and villain of "The Dark Knight Rises," are once again at odds as they're starring in two separate movies about Mount Everest, according to Deadline.
Bale just signed on for "Everest," which will focus on the massive 1996 storm that hit three separate expeditions and claimed a total of eight lives. The film will be directed by Baltasar Kormakur, who knows a thing or two about the freezing cold after directing "The Deep," and is based on the nonfiction book "Into Thin Air," written by Jon Krakauer, one of the survivors of the disaster.
Meanwhile, Hardy is attached to "Everest," which concentrates on Sir George Mallory's 1920 attempt to be the first man to reach the mountain's peak. This film will be directed by Doug Liman, who knows »
- Bryan Enk
Baltasar Kormakur ("Contraband," "The Deep") is set to helm the film which is based on disastrous attempts in 1996 to scale Mount Everest. Three different expeditions were hit by a sudden blinding storm and by the time it was all over, eight climbers died.
Justin Isbell penned the most recent draft. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Liza Chasin, and Evan Hayes will produce with Randall Emmett and George Furla also likely coming onboard as co-financiers and producers.
- Garth Franklin
Christian Bale is in talks to star in "Everest," a true-life adventure movie being developed by Universal Pictures. The $20 million film will be directed by Baltasar Kormakur (2 Guns, Contraband) and will begin shooting in Iceland during the summer. "Everest" is based on the 1996 disastrous expedition to scale Mount Everest. Three different expeditions were hit by a sudden blinding storm and by the time it was all over, eight climbers died. The tale was first made famous by Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air," his first-person account of being among the lucky ones to make it back down the mountain. This film will be sourced from various books and interviews with survivors. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures is developing its own "Everest" movie, which has Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) attached to direct. That film has Bale's "The Dark Knight Rises" co-star Tom Hardy attached to play Sir George Mallory in his quest »
By Tara Fowler
Were you disappointed by the ending of "The Dark Knight Rises"? Did the showdown between Batman and Bane fail to live up to your expectations? Well never fear because Christian Bale and Tom Hardy will face off again — only this time they'll meet on the top of the world's tallest mountain.
Deadline reports that the Caped Crusader himself is in negotiations to star in Universal's "Everest." The film centers on the real-life story of three failed May 1996 expeditions that resulted in the deaths of eight climbers after they were hit by a sudden blizzard. The Mount Everest disaster, as it is known, was documented in detail by Jon Krakauer, a journalist who was a member of one of the expeditions and who later published the bestseller "Into Thin Air." The movie will be based in part on his book, as well as other source materials and interviews with the survivors. »
- MTV Movies Team
"The Dark Knight Rises" adversaries Christian Bale and Tom Hardy are set to battle once again, but this time in rival movies about climbing Mount Everest. Bale in talks to star in Universal and Working Title's "Everest" from director Baltasar Kormakur ("The Deep"), according to Deadline. "Everest" centers on the failed 1996 expedition, where a sudden storm resulted in the deaths of eight climbers. The film will be partially based on "Into Thin Air," Jon Krakauer’s acclaimed first-person account. Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce along Liza Chasin and Evan Hayes. Justin Isbell wrote the most recent script draft. »
- HitFix Staff
The plot is based on the true story of two separate groups who tried to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1996, which ended in tragedy. Christian Bale is playing Rob Hall, the leader of a New Zealand group which suffered four casualties during the ascent.
Several books were written about the May 1996 expedition, including Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, who was a part of Rob Hall's party. Anatoli Boukreev, a Russian guide whose party lost no climbers, also wrote a book entitled The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest. It isn't known who is writing the screenplay, or if the project is based on either of these books.
Baltasar Kormákur is directing, with Emmett/Furla Films providing the financing. This is not to be confused with Sony's Everest, »
Christian Bale is reportedly in talks to star in "Everest," with Baltasar Kormakur (Iceland's Oscar entry "The Deep") attached to direct. The Working Title/Universal project centers on the tragic true story of a 1996 expedition during which two groups attempted to reach the mountain's summit. Bale would play New Zealander Rob Hall, who summited the peak five times, but perished along with a guide and two clients during the 1996 adventure which he ran through Adventure Consultants. The story is chronicled in "Into Thin Air," Jon Krakauer's bestselling book. Krakauer was another one of the clients, on assignment from Outside magazine. The film is eying a summer production start in Iceland. With the Batman suit now put aside, Bale has a duo of Terrence Malick films coming up, as well as Scott Cooper's thriller "Out of the Furnace" and an untitled David O. Russell "Abscam" project (set to star dream team "Silver. »
- Beth Hanna and Sophia Savage
The Dark Knight Rises actor is said to be undergoing talks to join the upcoming disaster film from The Deep director Baltasar Kormakur, reports Deadline.
The film is based on the real-life 1996 expedition to scale Mount Everest, which saw three separate treks struck by sudden storms, with eight climbers being killed.
Christian Bale is bracing to climb Mount Everest. The Welsh actor is in talks to star in "Everest," a film about two deadly days on the world's tallest mountain that Baltasar Kormakur is in talks to direct for Universal and Working Title, multiple individuals close to the project told TheWrap. The film tells the same story as Jon Krakauer's book "Into Thin Air," but is not an adaptation of it, according to one of those individuals. Krakauer wrote the book about a two-day span in 1996 when eight people died on Mount »
- Lucas Shaw
Though he's most famous for playing the bulked-up and growling Batman, Christian Bale has spent plenty of time putting himself through much worse onscreen, starving himself to play the lead in both The Machinist and Werner Herzog's Rescue Dawn, as a pilot shot down during the Vietnam War and captured by villagers. Whatever it is that drives Bale to act, part of it includes self-punishment-- and he's aiming to do it again in another movie based on a true story, this time set atop Mount Everest. Remember Jon Krakauer's ubiquitous book Into Thin Air? According to Deadline the story behind it will soon become a movie, with Bale now in talks to star. Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur, who recently made The Deep in his native land and also directed the Mark Wahlberg vehicle Contraband, is already set to direct. The film won't actually be based on Krakauer's book, »
Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale is in talks to star in a mountain climbing disaster film called Everest for Universal Pictures and Working Title. The movie is set to be directed by Baltasar Kormakur (The Deep, Contraband).
According to Deadline the story is based on the true story of the "1996 disastrous expedition to scale Mount Everest. Three different expeditions were hit by a sudden blinding storm and by the time it was all over, eight climbers died. The tale was first made famous by Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, his first-person account of being among the lucky ones to make it back down the mountain. This film will be sourced from various books and interviews with survivors."
This is sure to be an intense movie, and Bale is the perfect actor to take it on. I recently saw a documentary up at Sundance called The Summit, which kind »
- Joey Paur
After starring in last year's The Dark Knight Rises, we're not sure when Christian Bale will next appear on the big screen. Out of the Furnace from Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper should arrive sometime this year and Bale is also slated to appear in a couple of Terrence Malick's films (if he makes the final cut). In addition, Bale will also star in David O. Russell's next directing effort formerly known as American Bullshit, also reuniting the director's Silver Linings Playbook co-stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Now Deadline has word that Bale will lead Everest, a mountain climbing disaster film at Universal. More below! Based on various books and interviews, the film, which also comes from Working Title, follows the 1996 expedition to scale the dangerous mountain when climbers were blasted by a huge storm, claiming the lives of eight of the daredevils. Jon Krakauer's book »
- Ethan Anderton
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