Icelandic film director Baltasar Kormákur has arrived in Nepal for filming of Everest.
The Nepalese government has granted Baltasar a permit for filming in the Himalayas over the next two weeks, AFP reports.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin, who star in the film, are reported to be staying in Kathmandu.
Visir.is reports that Icelandic actor Ingvar E. Sigurðsson will also play a major role in the film.
The film is based on the 1997 book Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster.