After telling the triumphant true story of Rush, Ron Howard and Chris Hemsworth are tackling another with In the Heart of the Sea. Warner Bros. has released the first In the Heart of the Sea trailer and it is stunning to say the least.
In the Heart of the Sea tells the story of the Essex, a whaling vessel who headed out on the high seas in the early 1800s and ran smack into a real life Moby Dick. The legend is not known, but with the arrival of Howard’s latest film on March 13, 2015, the world will learn this extraordinary account.
What Hemsworth and the crew encounter is a whale that seems to be bent on vengeance, and as you can see in the above trailer, that is nothing short of a titanic force of nature that you clearly do not want to make angry.
In the Heart of the Sea also stars Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy and Ben Whishaw (watch Skyfall online to see him in action). Guess who Whishaw plays? Yup, that’s Herman Melville, the author of Moby Dick.
The film is based on the book, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick -- winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Nonfiction.
Check out the film’s first poster below!