John Hawkes (Lincoln, The Sessions) is in talks with Universal in addition to the more well-known stars. We judge that this junket of jumbo star power would lead to much joy and jubilance among fans and studio heads alike.
Jason Clarke (White House Down, Zero Dark Thirty) is in talks to play the leader of one of the twin expeditions, a role that Christian Bale had previously been rumored for. Jake Gyllenhaal would play the leader of the second expedition, while Josh Brolin would play a doctor who was caught out of shelter overnight (the expedition was plagued by a storm, part of the reason it turned so deadly).
There is, of course, no word on a release date yet, but if this cast is nailed down we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see this film hitting theaters in the latter third of next year.