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Baltasar’s Everest Secures Financial Backing

By Iceland Review

Cross Creek and Walden Media have announced that they are backing Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s USD 65 million (EUR 48 million, ISK 8 billion) feature for Universal, deadline.com reports.

baltasar_kormakur_wikiBaltasar Kormákur. Photo: Wikipedia.

Everest tells the story of the 1996 attempt to scale the world’s tallest mountain.

The film, which will be shot from January 13, is set to star Jake Gyllenhaal among others. Shooting locations include the Dolomites in Italy, Nepal and Iceland.

Baltasar’s film is one of two studio-backed films titled ‘Everest’ currently being worked on. The other is being directed by Doug Liman for Sony.

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