On the steep road to production, one Everest survival drama has covered a long distance.
According to Deadline,Cross Creek and Walden Media will back Universal’s exceptionally well-cast depiction of the tragic 1996 Everest excursion with the hefty sum of $ 65 million.
The recent loss of a major investor was the last hurdle in need of overcoming before the movie could go into production.
I say bravo to Cross Creek and Walden Media as a film featuring the following list of fine actors certainly deserves to be made.
All are great actors, all look fantastic in beards. As for the director: has impressed many with the ocean-set survival drama The Deep, which also signals that he is drawn to depicting epic man-vs.-nature struggles.
Everest will begin shooting January 13 in the Dolomites in Italy, and subsequently in Nepal and Iceland. It's based on Jon Krakaur's non-fiction book Into Thin Air.
But, as the headline indicates, another Everest adventure is in the pipeline, one directed by and backed by Sony.
That Everest movie eyes a March, 2014 begin for principal photography. Strictly from a business perspective speaking that should result in harsh box office environments for Liman and Sony.
Olympus Has Fallen was released March 22, 2013 and made $98 domestically. White House Down bowed three month later and grossed mere $73 million in the U.S.
If this scenario repeats itself, Kormakur and company will reach higher peaks, while Liman will lead a far less succesful (tragic) expedition to mount box office.