If directing a film is like climbing a mountain, then imagine what kind of Herculean task Doug Liman has ahead of him: he's planning to make a film based on one of the most iconic Mount Everest stories in history.

In the 1920s, a man by the name of George Mallory looked to be the first man to climb the mountain. After his first two attempts fell short, he tried a third time, but was never heard from again (his remains were found 70 years later). There is still some debate on whether Mallory made it to the summit or not.

This will not be the first time Mount Everest has depicted in film. Most recently, 'Everest' -- an IMAX documentary narrated by Liam Neeson -- was released in 1998.

[via Deadline]

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