When it comes to straight up thrillers for the rest of 2015, Everest is definitely high up on the list. Not only is it based on an insane true story, but the trailers have reflected the sheer insanity of that story pretty damn well up to this point.
Now, Universal has released a series of clips and its official b-roll footage in preparation for its release in the coming weeks. I watched the b-roll footage, but haven’t and probably won’t watch the clips because I want as much as possible saved for the moment I sit down to watch it. But from what I’ve been reading from some other news outlets, the handful of clips showcase the intensity of a few of the climbing scenes, as well as hinting at its dramatic moments.
Check out the new clips and behind-the-scenes look below:
A few of the many attempts to summit Everest have been captured on screen before, but director Baltasar Kormakur looks to give us something new as he puts us right in the middle with an up-close and personal look at the events of this true story. It looks exciting and all kinds of intense as it tries to leave a mark on us as one of this year’s best thrillers.
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.
Everest hits theaters September 18th, 2015. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur starring Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, and Sam Worthington.