Icelandic director to shoot movie ‘Everest’ in Nepal

The movie called ‘Everest’ which is based on the Everest bestseller “Into Thin Air” is going to shoot in Nepal. The crew of film Everest is currently in Nepal for the shooting.

Baltasar Kormákur, is an Icelandic actor, theatre and film director and film producer who is in Nepal with Hollywood actors Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke and John Hawkes for the shoot.

Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur is directing this film, which project the story of how eight British mountaineers lost their lives and some injured when a rogue storm struck the mountain. Brolin and Gyllenhaal, will play the lead roles in the film, named “Everest”. It will be focusing on an ill-fated attempt to scale the world’s tallest mountain in 1996.Guides Rob Hall and Scott Fischer were among those who were killed, and the film revolves around their stories.

The team were granted to shoot for two weeks in Nepal. After arriving on Sunday afternoon the team of film Everest were shooting the film around Thamel, Sohrakhutte and Boudha. Director Kormákur had earlier said that the film will be shot in the Khumbu region in Nepal and also shoot will be on Iceland and Italy.

He was planning to do this movie Everest since a year ago. In one of the interview of last year he said “It’s a very, very big movie with a medium budget.” To make it look as real as possible, he plans on filming on Mount Everest, travelling as far up the mountain as he can with actors. They will also film on a glacier for three months. For more on the project hit the jump.
The movies directed by Baltasar Kormakur are The Sea, A little Trip to Heaven, Jar City, White Night Wedding, Inhale, Contraband , The Deep, 2 Guns, and The Missionary.
The bright side of this movie could companion more tourists into Nepal.

Zeal Sharma

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