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Christian Bale to Climb Back from Batman in 'Everest'

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Feb 19, 2013 | 2:47pm EST

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He just finished saving the day as Batman, and now he’s taking on the world’s highest mountain. Christian Bale is in talks to star in Everest, a mountain climbing disaster film, Deadline reports..

Directed by Contraband’s Baltasar Kormakur and produced by Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, the movie is based on the 1996 disastrous expedition to scale Mount Everest. Three different expeditions were hit by a sudden blinding storm and eight climbers died. The story was first made famous by Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, the first-person account of the expedition. The movie will be based on various books and interviews with survivors.

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As it happened with Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror Mirror, it seems as if Mount Everest is a popular choice on which to base a movie right now. Another movie titled Everest is in the works at Sony Pictures with director Doug Liman’s adaptation of the Jeffrey Archer book. It will be a different story, with Tom Hardy attached to play Sir George Mallory in his quest to be the first to the top of Everest in the 1920s.

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