Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tom Hardy Will Climb “Everest”

Tom Hardy was the second actor from "The Dark Knight Rises” to make news yesterday. Hardy will headline Doug Liman’s film, “Everest”. The film which is being distributed by Sony Pictures, is based off of Jeffrey Archer's nonfiction book, Paths of Glory.

The film will tell the story of George Mallory (Hardy) and his three attempts to be the first person to climb Mt. Everest. This is the second planned film that involves someone trying to be the first to attempt something of this nature; last week we learned about Casey Affleck role in the film "Race to the South Pole".

I’m a fan of these types of movies, and also the fact that it’s based on true events makes it even more interesting. It doesn’t hurt that Hardy is rapidly becoming one of my favorite actors, and is easily one of the hottest names in the industry right now.

You can keep reading to see an official description of the movie by ComingSoon, but I should warn you that since it is based on a true story, there will obviously be spoilers in the description. If anyone isn’t familiar with George Mallory and are wanting to be left in the dark, you may want to avoid this.


“This is the story of a man who loved two women, and one of them killed him. 
Some people have dreams that are so outrageous that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. Francis Drake, Robert Scott, Percy Fawcett, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Sir Edmund Hillary and Neil Armstrong are among such individuals. 
But what if one man had such a dream, and when he'd achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition? 
"Paths of Glory" is the story of such a man. But not until you've turned the last page of this extraordinary novel, will you be able to decide if George Mallory should be added to this list of legends, because if he were, another name would have to be removed.”
Is anyone else thinking this could be a possible Oscar nod for Hardy? I think it certainly has the right ingredients for it.