EXCLUSIVE: AMC‘s Sundance Selects is closing a deal for North American rights to The Summit, the Nick Ryan-directed film about 24 climbers who attempt to scale K2, the most dangerous mountain on the planet. By the time the climbing is done 48 hours later, 11 have been killed or vanished. AMC is the parent company of both Sundance Selects and IFC Films and IFC Midnight.
The picture premiered last night at the Egyptian Theatre, and is part of the World Cinema Documentary Competition. The company has a history of big success with similar-minded documentaries including The Void, Buck, Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Pina. Submarine brokered the deal.