"I ain't afraid to die anymore," Leonardo DiCaprio's explorer says in the first trailer for "The Revenant." "I've done it already."
During award season this year, "Birdman" director Alejandro González Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki escaped to remote areas of Calgary for their latest collaboration, "The Revenant." The survival film stars DiCaprio as real-life legendary explorer and fur trapper Hugh Glass after he's attacked by a bear and left for dead. Glass is betrayed by his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) and attempts to survive through the harsh winter. In the first intense trailer, we see a bloody DiCaprio attacked by a bear and firing his gun while riding a horse, interspersed with stunning wide shots of the actors within the landscape.
"The Revenant," which is set to open this Christmas, is sure to be a strong awards contender, and as Variety wrote, it might revolutionize the film industry. Earlier this year, director and co-writer Iñárritu told Deadline about the film's challenging shoot, which included traveling to faraway locations. The shooting schedule was so grueling that it caused Hardy to "miss out" on joining the cast of "Suicide Squad." Yet the most notable aspect of the film is that Iñárritu and Lubezki shot it with only natural light. "And every single scene is so difficult," Iñárritu told Deadline, "emotionally, technically. I’ve gotten myself in trouble again, but I’m trying my best." Perhaps that trouble will pay off and earn the duo another set of Oscars.
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