Actor Christian Bale is in talks with Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur to star in his upcoming film Everest.
Baltasar is reportedly also in talks with Universal and Working Title on producing the film, according to thewrap.com.
The film tells the story of the events in 1996 when eight people died on Everest while attempting to reach the summit and is based on Jon Krakauer’s book Into Thin Air.
Filming is expected to take place in Nepal and Vatnajökull glacier, Southeast Iceland. Baltasar told ruv.is that he hopes to make the film, which is expected to cost USD 60-70 million (ISK 7.7-9 billion, EUR 44.8-52.3 million), in 3D.
Bale has starred in such films as The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Batman Begins (2005) and The Fighter (2010), for which he won Academy and Golden Globe awards.
Baltasar won 11 Icelandic Film and Television Awards (Eddas) on Saturday for his latest film The Deep (Djúpið).