Deadline has word that Tom Hardy is now in talks to lead Everest, an adaptation of Jeffrey Archer’s book Paths of Glory set up at Sony Pictures with director Doug Liman at the helm. The movie follows the story of climber George Mallory and his three attempts in the early 1920’s to become the first man to scale Mount Everest, the worlds highest mountain.
The film focuses on the struggle with Mallory’s family not wanting him to go and his obsession with the sport and also the rivalry with Australian climber George Finch as they race each other to the top……err is anyone else feeling lazy at the moment?
It turns out his first two attempts failed, but on his third attempt with partner Sandy Irvine, made his final approach only to never be seen or heard from again. Please don’t die Tom Hardy.
Everest to hit theatres in 2014-2015….stay tuned!