Prisoner star Jake Gyllenhaal and Agent “K” of Men in Black, Josh Brolin have arrived to Nepal to shoot their next movie “Everest” which is based on the Everest bestseller “Into Thin Air,” a government official said Monday. The leads of the movie Everest are currently at a five-star hotel in Kathmandu. The upcoming movie Everest will focus on tragedy happened during an endeavor to summit Everest in 1996. The movie being directed by an Icelander Baltasar Kormakur portrays how eight climbers lost their lives when a rogue storm hit the mountain.
Official at Ministry of Communication Mr. Umakant Parajuli said, “A local agent applied for permission on behalf of Baltasar Kormakur to shoot ‘Everest’ and received the permission three days ago”. Parajuli added, “The team has a permission to shoot in the Himalayan nation for two weeks.”
Gyllenhaal would play Scott Fisher, a US expedition leader who lost his life in the disaster while Brolin will play Beck Weathers, an American doctor who survived the storm, British newspaper The Guardian reported last week. US mountaineering journalist Jon Krakauer also the author of 1997 best seller, who wrote about this tragedy, has accompanied the team.
As Everest has been the climbers passion and trekkers paradise, hundreds of climbers scale the peak every spring, while thousands more go trekking from Lukla, the nearest airport, to Everest base camp.