Back in the ’90s, Jon Krakauer’s account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, which followed two climbing teams as they tried to make it down alive through a brutal snowstorm, sold millions of copies and was adapted into a TV movie. Now Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur and an army of movie stars are bringing the story to the big screen, and the first trailer came online today.
The film was shot on location in Nepal, and it shows—the visuals are stunning. And the cast is equally impressive, led by six Oscar nominees including Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, and Robin Wright, alongside Jason Clarke, Michael Kelly, and Sam Worthington. For those courageous enough to follow them across rickety bridges and through a deadly blizzard, Everest opens Sept. 18.
Correction, June 5 2015: Due to an editing error, the headline of this post originally misstated that Everest is an adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s book Into Thin Air. The film is not based on or adapted from Krakauer’s book.