Bearing in mind that those involved on Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant often recall the gruelling nature of the production, which was almost resolute in its commitment to realism, it should come as no surprise that the latest film from the Oscar-winning director boasts a running time befitting of its sprawling scope.
According to Kyle Smith of the New York Post, the soon-to-be-released revenge thriller will clock in at 156 minutes in length which, for the sake of comparison, is still half an hour shy of The Wolf of Wall Street‘s bum-numbing running time.
Just found out The Revenant is 156 minutes… so, pretty much guaranteed to win the Oscar.
— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) November 19, 2015
Today’s confirmation comes off the back of a fresh batch of images for The Revenant, showcasing some of the film’s icy environments. Captured via natural lighting on exterior sets, Iñárritu bucked studio tradition when filming his latest awards hopeful, and we’re confident that the Academy will recognize the Herculean effort when the time comes.
Taking inspiration from Michael Punke’s 2002 novel of the same name, The Revenant will shoot for Oscar glory when Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s gruelling revenge tale opens in theaters on Christmas day.
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).