Netflix has released the official trailer and key art for the animated feature The Summit of the Gods, an adaptation of the manga series by famous mangaka Jiro Taniguchi and writer Baku Yumemakura. The streamer acquired the film after its premiere earlier this year in Cannes as part of the festival’s 2021 official selection. The film will be released on the streamer and in select US theaters on November 30.
The film asks the question: Were George Mallory and his companion Andrew Irvine the first men to climb Everest on June 8, 1924? Only the little Kodak camera they took with them could reveal the truth. In Kathmandu, 70 years later, a young Japanese reporter named Fukamachi recognizes the camera in the hands of the mysterious Habu Jôji, an outcast climber believed to have been missing for years. Fukamachi enters a world of obsessive climbers eager for impossible conquests on a journey that takes him, step by step, to the top of the gods.
Check out the trailer:
Directed by Patrick Imbert, co-director of The big bad fox and other tales, the film is produced by Jean-Charles Ostorero, Stéphan Roelants and Didier Brunner, best known for the award-winning animated comedy The Triplets of Belleville and the rest Ernest and Celestine. The writers are Imbert, Ostorero and Magali Pouzol. The Summit of the Gods was produced by Thibaut Ruby.