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Christian Bale To Scale 'Everest' With Helmer Baltasar Kormakur

Reported by Outsiders - 2013.02.19

Deadline is reporting that Universal Pictures and Working Title are teaming up to take on Everest, a mountain climbing disaster film with helmer Baltasar Kormakur will direct, with Christian Bale in talks to star.

The film is being 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 tragedy first made famous by Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, his first-person account of the lucky ones to make it back down the mountain. This film will be sourced from various books and interviews with survivors. Justin Isbell has written the most recent script draft.

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