‘I ain’t afraid to die anymore. I done it already.’ That’s the only line in the new trailer for Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s new film, ‘The Revenant,’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Calling it now, this one is Oscar-worthy.
Introducing Leonardo DiCaprio like you’ve never seen him before in The Revenant, a story inspired by true events. He takes the role of legendary explorer Hugh Glass, a fur trapper and frontiersman in the 1820s. During an expedition in the wilderness, he was attached by a bear and stranded after his own hunting team leaves him for dead. With that, he is forced to take on the world alone, travel over 200 miles to find safey — and face his closest ally who betrayed him, John Fitzgerald, played by Tom Hardy.
Also starring Will Poulter and Domhnall Gleeson, the film looks absolutely beautiful as it was shot entirely in natural light. Directed by Birdman‘s Alejandro G. Iñárritu, we have a feeling that this movie will definitely land an Oscar nomination — and it’s about freaking time Leo win one. Birdman won four Oscars, including Best Picture at last year’s Academy Awards.
“We are shooting very small hours. It was planned this way, to be little-by-little jewel moments; that’s the way I designed the production. That was both to create intensity in these moments, as well as the climate conditions,” the director said in a recent interview. “We are 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. But those locations are so gorgeous and so powerful, they look like they have never been touched by a human being, and that’s what I needed. The light is very reduced here in winter, and we are not shooting with any electrical lighting, just natural light. And every single scene is so difficult — emotionally, technically. I’ve gotten myself in trouble again, but I’m trying my best.”
We have a feeling it will work out. The film hits theaters on Christmas day. Will you see it?
— Emily Longeretta