A feature film titled Everest is being developed by Working Title Films and Universal Pictures with director Baltasar Kormákur for 2015 release. Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley are set to star in the Everest film.
The book was adapted into the 1997 TV movie Into Thin Air: Death on Everest, starring Peter Horton as Scott Fischer and Christopher McDonald as Jon Krakauer. The book and the film both contain the same strong editorial viewpoint regarding the fundamental causes of the tragedy, although the film differs sharply from the book in details regarding responsibility.
When making the related episode "King of the Hill" of The Simpsons, the show's producers called the movie producers about finding actors fluent in Nepalese. Shocked at the trouble their animated counterparts were taking, the movie producers admitted their "Nepalese" was just gibberish.