First Trailer for EVEREST

I originally put Southpaw near the top of my most anticipated list of the year simply because of the work Jake Gyllenhaal has been putting out lately and I have more of a trust in director Antoine Fuqua than that of Baltasar Kormakur‘s (Contraband, 2 Guns). Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Kormakur's last feature, but more for the chemistry between the two leads than anything else. Everest seemed to be a movie of ensemble rather than a leading turn from Gyllenhaal thus indicating Southpaw as the better pick, but after this trailer I'm simply excited to see this film regardless of rankings or how much screen time each actor is given. Speaking of actors and ensembles Kormakur has put together quite a cast here as alongside Gyllenhall we have the like of Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Robin Wright, Emily Watson and Keira Knightley. Telling the true story of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered this looks to be a rather rousing drama that seems to be both beautifully shot and incredibly tense. The group of actors provided with a screenplay by Mark Medoff (Children of a Lesser God) and Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) can hopefully only indicate Kormakur is also pushing himself to new limits with this one as it might actually have some awards potential should it be as good as its credentials promise.Universal Pictures has released an official and international teaser trailer that you can view after the jump. Everest opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on September 18th.





Synopsis: 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. The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal. They are joined by Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly and Thomas M. Wright.