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Sundance 2013: IFC's Sundance Selects Closes Deal for 'The Summit'

UPDATED: The documentary, which premiered at the Egyptian Theatre on Jan. 18, was acquired in a low-seven-figure deal.

The Summit
"The Summit"

IFC Films' sister label Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to the mountain climbing documentary The Summit.

The deal was in the low-seven-figure range and closed late Friday night, according to sources.

The film from director Nick Ryan centers on a calamitous expedition up K2, the second-highest peak in the world. The project explores what happened to a group of 24 climbers -- 11 of of whom were killed or vanished during a trek to the summit.

The Summit premiered as part of Sundance's World Cinema Documentary Competition category at the Egyptian Theatre on Jan. 18.

Submarine Entertainment represented the filmmakers.

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