Eager to keep the momentum trucking along following the first wave of reviews appearing online, 20th Century Fox has rolled out the latest TV spot for The Revenant, showcasing a determined Leonardo DiCaprio fighting for the one thing that matters most: family.
But The Fast and the Furious this is not, and today’s new sizzle reel crams in more bloody action and awe-inspiring landscapes than you can shake a musket at. Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s (Birdman, Babel) The Revenant follows DiCaprio’s Hugo Glass, a frontiersman betrayed and left for dead out on the icy outback. One terrifying encounter with a bear later and Glass sets out on his quest for revenge, fuelled by a fire that could melt just about any glacier on the American frontier.
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Also starring Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter, The Revenant has fast emerged as a frontrunner going into the awards season. Plus, after taking home the cinematography gongs for Gravity and last year’s Birdman, can Emmanuel Lubezki make it three Oscar wins on the trot?
Leonardo DiCaprio will learn that revenge is a dish best served cold when The Revenant gallops into select theaters on Christmas Day, before expanding to theaters nationwide soon thereafter. Until then, you can get the skinny on Iñárritu’s latest by checking out our own review.
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).