Netflix announced that it has acquired the worldwide rights (excl. France, Benelux, China, Japan, Korea) to the animated feature The Summit of the Gods.
The film is based on Jiro Taniguchi’s and Baku Yumemakura’s best selling manga of the same name.
Patrick Imbert, who previously worked on the 2017 animated film The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales will be directing the film.
The screenwriters are Magali Pouzol, Imbert and Jean-Charles Ostorero, while the producers includes Jean-Charles Ostorero, Didier Brunner, Damien Brunner and Stéphan Roelants. Thibaut Ruby is the executive producer.
Netflix describes the film as follows:
Were George Mallory and his companion Andrew Irvine the first men to scale Everest on June 8th, 1924? Only the little Kodak camera they took with them might 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 missing for years. Fukamachi enters a world of obsessive mountaineers hungry for impossible conquests on a journey that leads him, step by step, towards the summit of the gods.
Netflix will release the film in select theaters in the U.S. on November 24 and it will be streaming on platform on November 30