The American Frontier Takes Center Stage In Chilling Featurette For The Revenant


Throughout the course of its prolonged development, much digital ink has been spilled about the trials and tribulations Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel) faced while filming The Revenant.

Opting to shoot the revenge thriller in chronological order in a way that shunned studio lighting, the director’s near-unprecedented commitment to realism is something that will no doubt feature on the film’s eventual Blu-ray release but until then, we have a new featurette for Iñárritu’s latest to tide us over.


Thrusting Leonardo DiCaprio into the thick of it as Hugo Glass, The Revenant takes cues from a real-life event where one man was left for dead after being betrayed by those he used to consider allies. One vicious mauling at the claws of a bear later and Glass is seen rising from the dead, setting off on a harrowing mission to avenge the death of his son.

Also starring Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter, today’s behind-the-scenes footage sheds some light on the core themes fuelling DiCaprio’s thirst for revenge, along with the inhospitable environments that the actors braved throughout production.

Expect The Revenant to shoot for Oscar glory – with everyone from DiCaprio to cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki in contention for a nomination – when Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s feature opens 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).