Universal delays ‘Everest’ release to September 2015

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Universal Pictures has announced that their upcoming project Everest will be delayed and released in September of 2015. The movie was supposed to be released February 27, 2015 and will now be moving to September.

Universal has signed Baltasar Kormakur to direct the film which stars Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke, Variety reported.

The movie will tell the story of two different expeditions that set out with the goal of reaching the summit of Mount Everest. Both groups are challenged by different things including incredible snowstorms that few of mankind have ever encountered before. Gyllenhaal and Clarke will be playing team leaders.

In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, Gyllenhaal explained that he found inspiration from those who have climbed Everest. "With Everest, it's a story that I've always been fascinated with - even as just a metaphor. The idea of what is seemingly unattainable, but the reasons why people go there and try and, as they say, 'conquer' a mountain. That is a fascinating turn of phrase. That somehow getting to the top of it is conquering it."

Digital Spy reported that the studio did not provide a reason why the film has been delayed for almost seven months.

image: By Siebbi (ipernity.com) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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