Sometimes in Hollywood we get a subject which intrigues more than one person, leading to two very similar movies, based on the same subject. That is certainly the case for Mount Everest, which has two movies being made based around it, one of which is about to begin filming and stars Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Jake Gyllenhaal starring Mount Everest movie is simply titled Everest and will begin shooting on January 13. That gives Jake, and the rest of the cast and crew involved in Everest, just 10 more days (at the time of writing) to prepare for filming to begin.
As you could probably guess from the title of the film, Everest is based on an expedition on Mount Everest. A group of experienced hikers decide to take on Mount Everest but things take a turn for the worse, when they are faced with a devastating and severe snow storm.
As well as starring Jake Gyllenhaal, the Everest cast also includes some other top Hollywood names, such as Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke and John Hawkes, as well as others. Everest is directed by Baltasar Kormákur, based on the screenplay developed by William Nicholson and Justin Isbell.
Filming for Everest is expected to mainly take place in Val Senales, Trentino Alto-Adige, Italy. Everest will hit the big screen on December 19 in the US, while the UK does not yet have an official release date. We will let you know it when we do.