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‘Everest’ Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal Fights For His Life Atop A Mountain — Watch

Wed, August 5, 2015 5:00pm EDT by 1 Comment

A brand new trailer for ‘Everest’ has just been released and, frankly, it will leave you short of breath and sweaty-palmed. In other words, you should probably watch it now.

Sure, the summer is sweltering, but this trailer is guaranteed to chill you to your core. In Everest, which will hit theaters on Sept. 18, Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin are amongst a group of climbers who dare to do what too many have tried and failed: make it to the top of Mount Everest. Actually, climbing the thing isn’t much of a problem– no, circumstances go south when it’s time to come down the mountain top. Oh, and it’s based on a true story, just in case you weren’t going to be stressed enough while watching.

“Everest is, without doubt, the most dangerous place on earth,” the climbers are informed at the start of the trailer. But, like, no big deal right?

Here’s the official synopsis:

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.  Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.  The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

If the movie looks incredibly realistic, well, that’s because it is. The entire thing was shot on location in Nepal, on the Everest foothills, the Italian and Alps and at Cinecittà Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the U.K. Gotta love that commitment!

What do you think of the Everest trailer? Are you excited to join these guys on the journey, or are you gonna go with a hard “nope”?

— Casey Mink