The Icelandic director will receive a special International Filmmaker Of The Year Award during the trade show on April 20.

Kormákur will collect his award on CinemaCon’s International Day and is well-known in Hollywood for directing 2 Guns and Contraband. He rose to fame in Iceland with the likes of 101 Reykjavik and Jar City.

The film-maker is completing Everest, which Universal will release on September 18 and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawke, Robin Wright and Keira Knightly.

CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association Of Theatre Owners, will take place in Las Vegas from April 20-23.

“Since making his directorial debut Baltasar Kormákur has entertained global audiences, with his thrillingly intense movie-making abilities,” said CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser.

“His action-packed films keep moviegoers at the edge of their seat and Everest is sure to leave audiences riveted to the screen in anticipation of what will happen next.”