New Trailer And UK Release Date For K2 Film
Armchair mountaineering? That'll do nicely...
Posted: 15 November 2000
There's a new trailer up on the web site for forthcoming Hollywood
serac buster movie Vertical Limit. Set on K2, the film is about a
totally improbable high altitude rescue attempt interwoven with love,
jealousy, chocolate etc, etc, etc...
The latest Hollywoodisation of mountaineering obvioulsy features
classically realistic, movie-world fantasy, high altitude climbing
sequences including, in the words of American alpinist Marc Twight,
climbers 'capable fo sticking a 70-foot downward dyno or avoiding a
3,000 foot fall by sinking a single ice tool into a cornice (sixty to
zero in a millisecond without separating his shoulder.)'
The last improbably incident is featured in the trailer, which you
can view at the Vertical
Limit web site, and highly amusing it is too. There's also a free
screensaver. Meanwhile, Twight, writing in last month's Outside
Magazine is off on one, concluding 'Hollywood appears to have
once again turned mountaineering into a farce.'
Now there's a surprise...
But hell, unwind, relax and enjoy the action sequences filmed in
the Southern Alps of New Zealand and watch out for Ed Viesturs, who
trained the actors to climb, making a cameo appearance as... Ed
Viesturs. It's showing in the States from December 8 and it will be
playing in the UK from 19 January 2001.
Yo can get more details and also access the trailer through the
Pictures UK site. You can also register online and get a chance
of seeing the film for free.
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