Come 2015, Ron Howard and Chris Hemsworth will set sail for the high seas for Warner Bros.’ upcoming maritime adventure, In The Heart of the Sea, which recently debuted a new international teaser.
Chronicling the true-life tale of Hemsworth’s grizzled first mate, Owen Chase, the film is based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s eponymous novel which sees a ragtag crew of sailers go up against the myth known only as Moby Dick in and around 1820. Joining the Thor actor on the daring expedition are Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy and Skyfall’s own Ben Whishaw.
Moreover, In The Heart of the Sea marks Howard’s second collaboration with Hemsworth, following the pair’s work on last year’s award-winning F1 biopic, Rush. So, given that we’ve already seen the two tackle character-driven drama set against high-octane action, it’ll be fascinating to see how their latest outing is received when it makes its bow next year.
In The Heart of the Sea will roar into theaters in March 2015. Until then, you can let us know your early impressions of Howard’s latest outing in the comments section below.
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. 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.