The Revenant is Academy Award-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu‘s (Birdman, Babel) next ambitious project, which sees Leonardo DiCaprio in an almost dialogue-less Western film that was shot in the remote regions of Calgary, Canada, as well as the mountains of Argentina using mostly only natural lighting. Production hasn’t been easy, with some describing it as “hell.” But as trailers have shown, The Revenant is turning out to be something special, and something that won’t be replicated for a very long time.
Fox has just released six brand new images from the film, showing just how harsh the conditions were while filming. Check them out below.
The Revenant is inspired by true events from the 1800s, dramatically recounting the story of Hugh Glass, who is left for dead in an act of treachery by a member of his own hunting party, John Fitzgerald. Determined to see his family once again, Glass goes on an incredible quest of survival. Against the freezing elements, the hunter now seeks revenge on those who betrayed him. You can check out the first trailer for the film here.
Tom Hardy, Domnhall Gleeson, and Will Poulter also star.
The photos only tease Iñárritu’s ambition. The fact that he only wanted to shoot during natural light meant that he only had a few hours each day to film The Revenant. Here’s what he had to say about the film,
“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.”
The Revenant opens in limited theaters on December 25, 2015, before expanding for a wide release on January 8, 2016.
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).