You just really never know what you're going to get from director Alejandro González Iñárritu, which is a blessing and a curse to me because I always like to think of filmmakers as artists who are scratching away at a single theme that is nagging them somehow. For instance, Christopher Nolan and Richard Linklater often play with time and longing. But I just haven't figured out Iñárritu yet, but I suppose I can say that he is fascinated by the human spirit.
Which brings me to THE REVENANT, whose teaser trailer recently landed. It's a pretty lengthy clip, coming in at just over two minutes, but it just shows enough to build an intensity for the film. This time Leonardo DiCaprio is Iñárritu's muse, grappling with the will to survive in this epic drama. More in the synopsis below:
Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award® winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel).
Have any of you read Michael Punke's novel upon which this film is based? Check out the trailer:
THE REVENANT comes to theaters limited release December 25 and wide in January 2016!