Indeed, we’ll have to tamp down our growing excitement for this one. The filmmaking around it is so revolutionary simply because it is trying to do things the way they used to be done – with little reliance on visual crutches. Much of the movie and its plot remains a mystery, though this trailer reveals a bit more of the plot and what we can expect – holy shit, the bear. And it really does look like this might it for Leonardo DiCaprio.
“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).”