Alejandro González Iñárritu served up a visual delight with the Michael Keaton-led Birdman, bringing the theater and its inhabitants to life in a most unique way. But for the his latest outing, The Revenant, the director is set to go one further, taking its star Leonardo DiCaprio to some of the most remote regions on the planet.
And today, Entertainment Weekly has released a pair of images that take us behind the experimental production for the very first time. Furthermore, the publication also had an interview with the filmmaker himself, who heaped praise upon his leading man.
He’s a brave, incredible actor. I’m so surprised about how good he is,” Iñárritu says of DiCaprio. “I think there’s a profound understanding of humanity that I can see through his eyes. It’s a very experimental thing that we’re doing here…I’m now addicted to doing things that can fail horribly or maybe that can give us a surprise. We are all into it.
For The Revenant, The Wolf of Wall Street star will play the part of Hugh Glass, an American hunter who is mauled by a savage bear and left for dead circa 1800. Inspired by true events, the film will then see DiCaprio’s protagonist make the arduous 200 mile trip back to camp, where he confronts the men who abandoned him in his most vulnerable state.
What bestows Iñárritu’s film with a unique quality is the fact that The Revenant will only shoot with natural lighting — very Dogme 95, mind you — in hostile regions. One of those locales includes the Canadian Rockies and, specifically, Calgary, so it’s clear that the director is out to capture nature in its purest form.
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant will arrive in theaters via limited release on December 25, 2015.
Source: Entertainment Weekly