• Everest is based onJon Krakauer's best-selling book “Into Thin Air.”

Everest is based onJon Krakauer's best-selling book “Into Thin Air.” (Photo : YouTube/Universal Pictures)

Real-life "Everest" author Jon Krakauer has shared his thoughts on Baltasar Kormakur's adventure thriller film "Everest."

Krakauer wrote about the expedition in his best-selling book "Into Thin Air" and played one of the expedition's members in Kormakur's film. In his interview with Los Angeles Times, Krakauer said that "Everest" was not real climbing, but it was rich people climbing. The writer added that the film was a "trophy on the wall."

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Krakauer was also upset with a portion of the film involving his character being asked to help other members of the expedition. He felt that his character was portrayed as a coward person in the snow storm. For the writer, he was remorseful on joining the trip, as no one consulted him on his spent on the mountain, as well as his own experiences.

According to Cinema Blend, some small details could not be perfected in historical dramas like Kormakur's "Everest." While Krakauer's character looked like a deserter in a part of the film's storyline, the reason behind the character's behavior was understood.

"Everest" centers in a team of mountain climbers ascending on Mount Everest, but is devastated by a severe snow storm. The film stars Simon Harrision, Amy Shindler, Pemba Sherpa, Charlotte Boving, Tom Goodman-Hill, Martin Henderson, Thomas Wright, Ang Phula Sherpa, and Jason Clarke.

With Kormakur helming the film, "Gladiator" writer William Nicholson and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" writer Simon Beaufoy were set to pen the film screenplay. The film is produced by Brandt Andersen, Nicky Kentish Barnes, Tim Bevan, David Breashears, Liza Chasin, and Randall Emmett, among others.

Kormakur's "Everest" is not showing in theaters. Watch the trailer here: