Birdman director Alejandro G. Iñárritu is already hard at work at his next feature film The Revenant. This brutally violent tale of survival and revenge should peak the interest of any cinema buff.
We have our first stills from the film via 20th Century Fox which feature lead actor Leonardo DiCaprio as frontiersman Hugh Glass.
As a man of many adventures, Hugh Glass goes to the Wild West in 1822 in the employ of Captain Andrew Henry to do some profitable fur trapping. But suddenly he is attacked by a grizzly bear, and badly injured. Miraculously, he survives, but the terrain makes it impossible to carry him back. Henry tries, but eventually hires two mercenaries to simply stand watch and bury him. They abandon Glass, alone and defenceless, but unfortunately for them, he recovers and he begins to hunt down the men who abandoned him.
The rest of the cast includes Tom Hardy (Locke, The Drop, Warrior), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina, Frank, Never Let Me Go), Brad Carter (True Detective, Smashed), Lukas Haas (Brick, Inception), Will Poulter (The Maze Runner), and Brendan Fletcher (The Pacific).
Gleeson is playing Captain Andrew Henry the man who leaves Glass for dead.
While speaking with the director Deadline was able to talk to Alejandro about the new project.
“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 this moments, as well as the climate conditions. 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.”
The film is currently shooting in snowy Calgary, Alberta, Canada, you might remember that DiCaprio shot scenes there for Christopher Nolan’s Inception. It’s production is expected to come to an end around April-May.
Revenant isn’t due to be out in theatres until January 8th, 2016 but the assumption is it will have a limited release before then to make it an awards contender.
SOURCE: 20th Century Fox