Variety: Film News Roundup: Director’s Cut of ‘Everest’ Documentary Scheduled for 2021 Release

MacGillivray Freeman Films has set a February release for a special director’s cut edition of the 1998 giant-screen documentary “Everest.”

The new version will be released in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the historic 1996 storm on the world’s highest mountain. The original film is the highest-grossing giant-screen documentary of all time, earning more than $152 million in worldwide ticket sales.

Narrated by Liam Neeson, “Everest” centers on the team of four climbers who ascended Mount Everest just days after fellow mountaineers and friends died in the 1996 disaster. Produced and directed by Greg MacGillivray, with co-directors Stephen Judson and David Breashears, the director’s cut will feature exclusive new footage and will be digitally remastered in 16k for an 8k digital release.


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