Movie on Mallory & Irvine

Movie on Mallory & Irvine

Posted Dec 14th, 2009 under Climbing & Expeditions,

‘The Wildest Dream’ – Retracing Mallory & Irvine’s Everest Adventure

The film ‘The Wildest Dream,’ directed by Anthony Geffen which retraces George Mallory’s final Adventure to Mt Everest will be releasing in theaters in 2010.

The movie explores Mallory’s obsession with becoming the first person to reach the world’s highest peak and is  relayed through the explorer’s poignant and evocative letters to his wife, Ruth, previously unseen photos and film archive from 1924 (restored from the original nitrate especially for the film), dramatization and a modern-day expedition retracing the original route taken in 1924. The expedition was led by renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker,  who discovered Mallory’s dead remains on Everest in 1999.

In order to film the climbing scenes, Conrad Anker and his team went to  Everest North – side, late in the spring of 2007 when other expedition groups had already departed.  Anker, starring as Mallory and Leo Houlding  as Irvine shot the climbing scenes wearing  1920s clothes, similar to the ones worn by the legendary climbers .

‘The Wildest Dream’ is narrated by Liam Neeson and features the voices of Ralph Fiennes as George Mallory, the late Natasha Richardson as Ruth Mallory, Hugh Dancy as Mallory’s fellow climber Sandy Irvine and Alan Rickman as Noel Odell, the last person to see Mallory alive.

National Geographic Entertainment (NGE) has acquired the distribution rights of the film.

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  1. As an Everest and Mallory/Ervine enthusiast, my father and I are desperate to see this film but cannot find it showing anywhere near us. Can you tell me, will it be coming out on DVD and when as showings seem to be quite limited.

    - Jane Marson

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