From Babel to Birdman, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has captivated audiences and wowed critics who were eager to know what would be his next big move. Working with Leonardo DiCaprio and co-adapting an epic novel is one way to go, and based on the latest trailer for The Revenant, it’s also a fast-track route to Oscar glory.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 González Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel).
The Revenant will have a limited release in the US on December 25, 2015 before enjoying a wide release on January 7, 2016.