What's all the fuss about The Revenant, you ask? As if the scope of the film about a man on a quest for vengeance in the 1800s against the men who left him for dead after a bear mauling isn't enough, and the cast featuring two of todays best actors (we're looking at you Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy) doesn't blow you away, the cinematographer is filming the entire thing with natural lighting.
Say what?! Apparently they've been filming this epic adventure for the last six months without the aid of lighting equipment of any kind. If you're a movie buff of any kind and that alone doesn't draw you to the theater, then...what the hell?
The official write up of what to expect is below. The teaser trailer does something interesting. It produces excitement with the sound of DiCaprio's characters breathing enhanced throughout. It gives the entire experience a sense of urgency. Well done!
The Revenant | Official Teaser Trailer: 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).
In Theaters - December 25, 2015
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Screenplay: Mark L. Smith & Alejandro G. Iñárritu, based in part on the novel by Michael Punke Producers: Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent, James W. Skotchdopole, Keith Redmon
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter