Revenge at all Costs: Watch the New The Revenant TV Spot
Director Alejandro González Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki don't work on easy films. The Oscar winning filmmakers from last year's Birdman (and for Lubezki, the year before's Gravity) have teamed up once again for the survival epic The Revenant. We've written about this project a few times, and are more than a little bit excited for it's release. Shooting with only natural light, and in conditions as harsh as those depicted in the film, the chances are very good that Iñárritu and Lubezki have delivered yet another singular filmgoing experience. Vulture's Kyle Buchanan was one of the journalists who screened in it L.A., and has already put his money on the film winning a lot of awards, including star Leo DiCaprio's nabbing of Best Actor, which would be a first for the four time nominee.
As you'll see in the new TV spot below, DiCaprio's performance is largely a physical one, considering the bear attack that sets the story into motion essentially renders him voiceless (the grizzly lacerates his voice box). Left for dead, DiCaprio's 19th century trapper Hugh Glass mounts a one-man campaign to track down his former fellow trappers, led by Tom Hardy's Fitzgerald. Shot in sub-zero conditions in Canada and Argentina, the stories swirling around the production have been nearly as dramatic as the film's plot itself. Yet one look at the grizzly attack in the teaser below, or the incredible shot of horse and rider going over the edge of a cliff, and you get the sense that maybe the painful production was worth it. If nothing more, The Revenant has our attention, but Iñárritu and Lubezki always do.