Everest is a 2015 mountain adventure film directed by Baltasar Kormákur and written by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy, starring an ensemble cast which features Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, and Jake Gyllenhaal. It is adapted from Beck Weathers' memoir Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest (2000).
The film opened the 72nd Venice International Film Festival on 2 September 2015, and was released theatrically on 18 September 2015. It is based on the real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, and focuses on the survival attempts of two expedition groups, one led by Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) and the other by Scott Fischer (Jake Gyllenhaal). Kormákur, Universal, Walden Media, Cross Creek and Working Title dedicated the 3D film to the late British actress Natasha Richardson.
It was first released in IMAX 3D on 11 September 2015, in the UK and in IMAX 3D, RealD 3D, and 2D internationally, and exclusively in IMAX 3D, 18 September 2015, across 545 theaters in the United States and Canada, and along 36 other countries. It began a U.S. wide release on 25 September 2015, across 3,006 theaters. The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed over $203 million worldwide.