The movie Everest is based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster; A violent storm terrorizes and endangers the lives of a group of climbers during their final ascent towards the summit.
Here are 5 amazing facts about the movie :
1. Filming had to be postponed due to an avalanche during April 2015. This killed 16 people, more than the disaster that this movie is based on!
2. The year of the movie’s release, 2015, was also the first year since 1974 where nobody successfully reached the summit of the mountain.
3. Everest opened the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.
4. The movie actress, keira Knightley, shot all her scenes in six days.
5. The film cast includes five Oscar nominees: Jake Gyllenhaal, John Hawkes, keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Josh Brolin.