This Variety story is from all the way back in early September but it says that National Geographic Entertainment picked up The Wildest Dream, a doc based on the mystery behind George Mallory’s Everest climb. I’m one of the people out there who geek out on anything having to do with Mount Everest and the people who died there. Why? I have no idea – I just know that it fascinates me for a variety of reasons. Anyway, I guess it’s better than my Donner party obsession. The Everest thing is primarily due to this book.
Anyway, The Wildest Dream will also be dedicated to the late Natasha Richardson, who voices Mallory’s wife Ruth. Liam Neeson is Mallory. From Variety:
Mallory’s remembered as having said, “Because it’s there” in reply to the question “Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?” He and his climbing partner disappeared in 1924; they were 800 feet from the Everest summit before the clouds closed in.
The film will feature new photos and footage of the early climbers, along with the 1999 expedition that uncovered Mallory’s body on Everest (bodies that die there, stay there).