Universal and Cross Creek Pictures’ upcoming adventure starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal has moved from its original February 27 2015 release date.

Everest will now open in 3D and Imax on September 18 2015.

Baltasar Kormákur directs the film inspired by true events about two expeditions racing to scale the world’s highest mountain.

Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly and Thomas M Wright round out the key cast and Mark Medoff and Simon Beaufoy co-wrote the screenplay.

Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson and Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur produce.

The project is being made in association with Walden Media and currently shoots on location in the Nepalese foothills of Everest, the Italian Alps, Cinecittà Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the UK.

Universal will distribute the film worldwide.