Warner Bros. has unveiled the second trailer for Ron Howard’s In The Heart of the Sea, which pits Chris Hemsworth and his ragtag crew against an unrelenting force of nature in the form of a mammoth, seemingly-vengeful whale.
Showcasing more of the characters on this occasion than the marauding, elusive behemoth, this latest clip shines a light on the brave human crew that risked their lives on the expedition — one which would see them cast astray for close to 90 days, fighting against hunger, dehydration and each other.
Taking inspiration from Nathaniel Philbrick’s eponymous novel, Howard’s sea-faring epic will see grizzled first mate Owen Chase (Hemsworth) embark on a daring adventure that will have him come up against Moby Dick in the South Pacific ocean circa 1820. The Thor actor will be joined by Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy and Ben Whishaw.
Ron Howard’s true-life tale will take moviegoers on a daring maritime adventure when In The Heart of the Sea roars into theaters on March 13, 2015.
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.