The Revenant trailer: Leonardo DiCaprio is shooting for the Oscar in this revenge Western, Leonardo DiCaprio And Tom Hardy Fight For Their Lives And Oscars In “The Revenant” Trailer. Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Academy Award-winning film Birdman is a dark comedy set almost entirely in one theater and shot to look like a single take. Iñárritu’s follow-up film is pretty much the polar opposite of that, although its Oscar ambition seems equally apparent. The Revenant, “inspired by true events,” stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a 19th century frontiersman who was mauled by a bear and left for dead by his expedition group (which includes Tom Hardy). The trailer is heavy on tension, ambience, beards, drums, and heavy breathing.
NEWS/ 5 Things to Know About The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s New Movie.
Birdman’s done it again! Well, not technically Birdman himself, but rather the filmmaker who was behind the Oscar-winning movie.
The trailer for The Revenant, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s latest endeavor, just dropped and it can only be described as intense. In fact it’s almost impossible to discern that the two flicks came from the same director. Replace Birdman’s New York City backdrop with the harsh, unending wilderness and lose all quirkiness and humor and you’ve got The Revenant.
Of course, it’s a lot better than it sounds. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if there was major awards season buzz around the flick (it’s out in limited release on Christmas Day)—the flick is chock full of Academy darlings, after all. You still have a ways to go until you can see the full-length feature, but check out the trailer below and then learn a little bit about the film.
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1. The plotline is really, really serious. In short, it follows a fur trapper (DiCaprio) who is mauled by a bear and then robbed and left for dead by his supposed partners, he wills himself to live and then goes on a mission across the winter-y wilderness to seek revenge on the men who betrayed him. So in other words, it’s not exactly your typical Christmas Day rom-com.
2. The movie is actually based on a novel of the same name by Michael Punke, which is based on a true story. That’s right, there really was a man who was mauled by a bear, abandoned by his fellow trappers and then traveled thousands of miles through the rural American west. What did you do today?
3. DiCaprio’s main foe (and chief abandoner) is played by Tom Hardy, alongside relative unknown Will Poulter (who has been seen in We’re The Millers and Maze Runner).
4. The shoot for this movie was no joke. The team, which also includes now-legendary Birdman cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, filmed over almost nine months in the remote Canadian wilderness, and would often have to spend almost half the day just traveling to and from locations. Iñárritu also used only natural light, which meant that they could only shoot for very small portions of the day (it was winter in northern Canada, after all).
5. The shoot was was long and grueling, in fact, that it forced Hardy to drop out of Suicide Squad. He was originally supposed to play the role of Rick Flagg, but he was replaced by Joel Kinnaman after The Revenant suffered all kinds of production delays and setbacks. If that’s not dedication to the craft, we don’t know what is.
Written by Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith — and “based in part” on Michael Punke’s 2002 novel of the same name — The Revenant is scheduled to hit theaters this Christmas Day.
The Revenant is an upcoming thriller film produced and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. The screenplay, adapted from Michael Punke’s 2003 novel of the same name, was written by González Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith and is partially based on the life of frontiersman Hugh Glass. The film is set to star Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, and Domhnall Gleeson.
Development of the film began on August 2001 when Akiva Goldsman purchased Punke’s manuscript with the intent of producing the film. The film was originally set to be directed by Park Chan-wook with Samuel L. Jackson in mind to star, and later by John Hillcoat with Christian Bale in negotiations to star. Both directors left the project, and González Iñárritu signed on to direct in August 2011. In April 2014, after several delays in production due to other projects, González Iñárritu confirmed that he was beginning work on The Revenant and that DiCaprio would play the lead role. Principal photography began in October 2014.
The Revenant takes place in the 19th century and follows Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), a fur trapper who is mauled by a bear while hunting. His companions (Hardy, Poulter, and Gleeson) rob him and leave him to die, but he survives and sets out to get revenge on the men who betrayed him.
Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass
Tom Hardy as John Fitzgerald
Will Poulter as Jim Bridger
Domhnall Gleeson as Andrew Henry
Production – Development and financing
Development of The Revenant began in August 2001, with producer Akiva Goldsman acquiring the rights to Michael Punke’s unpublished manuscript for The Revenant. Dave Rabe had written the film’s script. The production was picked up by Park Chan-wook, with Samuel L. Jackson in mind to star. Park later left the project. The development stalled until 2010, when Mark L. Smith wrote a new adaptation of the novel for Steve Golin’s Anonymous Content. In May 2010, Smith revealed that John Hillcoat was attached to direct the film and that Christian Bale was in negotiations to star. Hillcoat left the project in October 2010. Jean-François Richet was considered to replace him but Alejandro González Iñárritu signed on to direct in August 2011. Goldsman was also confirmed to be producing with Weed Road Pictures. In November, New Regency Productions joined to produce with Anonymous Content, and 20th Century Fox was confirmed to be distributing the film. Days later, González Iñárritu stated that he was seeking Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn for the two lead roles. The film was put on hold in March 2012, as New Regency hired González Iñárritu to direct an adaptation of Jennifer Vogel’s tome Flim-Flam Man, a non-fiction book about her criminal father. Penn was also under consideration for the lead role in that film. In December, González Iñárritu announced that his next film would be Birdman, a comedy about an actor who once played a famous superhero. Iñarritu won the Oscar for Best Director and the film won best picture. Filming took place in March 2013. González Iñárritu was scheduled to begin production on The Revenant after Birdman wrapped.
The film was granted a production budget of $60 million, with $30 million funded by New Regency. Brett Ratner’s RatPac Entertainment also funded the film. Worldview Entertainment was originally set to fund the film but backed out in July 2014 due to the departure of CEO Christopher Woodrow. New Regency approached 20th Century Fox for additional funding, but the company declined, citing the pay-or-play contracts made for both DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, which would require that the actors be paid regardless of whether the film is completed. Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison entered negotiations to finance the film shortly after.
In April 2014, The Hollywood Reporter announced that DiCaprio signed on for the lead role, and that filming was planned to begin that September. Tom Hardy entered negotiations to star in early June 2014, and officially joined the cast on June 30. Will Poulter entered negotiations in late June, and was confirmed to be starring in July. Domhnall Gleeson was added to the cast on July 30. Kristoffer Joner turned down the lead role in the film adaptation of Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder to appear in this film. On October 24, Brad Carter joined the cast.
Principal photography began in October 2014 and was originally scheduled to end in March 2015, though González Iñarritu stated that production would last “until the end of April or May”, as the crew is “shooting in such remote far-away locations that, by the time we arrive and have to return, we have already spent 40% of the day”. He also said that the film was being shot using natural lighting. Filming took place in British Columbia and Alberta including Victoria, Fortress mountain, Calgary, Alberta, and at Mammoth Studios in Burnaby, British Columbia. González Iñárritu had originally stated he wanted to shoot the film chronologically, a process that would add $7 million to the film’s production budget. Hardy has since stated that, due to weather conditions, the film was not shot chronologically. The first offical teaser trailer for the film was released July 17, 2015.
The film is scheduled to have a limited release in the United States on December 25, 2015, followed by a wide release on January 8, 2016.
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