Netflix has picked up the global* rights to the animated feature “The Summit of the Gods” (“Le Sommet des Dieux”), based on Jiro Taniguchi’s and Baku Yumemakura’s best selling manga. The film from director Patrick Imbert (“The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales”) premiered earlier this year in Cannes where it was part of the festival’s 2021 Official Selection and the synopsis is shown below:
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 U.S. theaters on November 24th, in the UK on November 26th, and on Netflix on November 30th.
*excluding France, Benelux, China, Japan, Korea