THR has recently reported that former Dark Knight Christian Bale is set to return to the big screen via the upcoming film Everest. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bale will be playing Rob Hall, a mountaineer from New Zealand who led a tragic attempt to reach the summit of the highest mountain on Earth.
Rob Hall was an experienced climber who has already scaled Mount Everest four times before the tragic events in the movie. Journalist John Krakauer, who participated in the expedition, documented the events of the fateful 1996 climb in his book, Into Thin Air: A Personal Account Of The Everest Disaster.
The movie will be directed by Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband) and the shoot will be in his native Iceland. Production is scheduled to start this summer.
Via: The Hollywood Reporter