After winning Best Director for Birdman, Alejandro González Iñárritu looks to follow that with what seems to be a high tension thriller starring two of the biggest names working today.
If you haven’t seen Birdman yet, I recommend you stop reading and get on it right away–just so you can see how immensely talented Alejandro González Iñárritu really is. Birdman was easily the best film of 2014 and one of the best films over the last five years. How does Iñárritu plan on following that up? Only by working with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy on a western thriller that takes place in the wilderness. The first teaser for The Revenant looks absolutely incredible…sure, there’s not a whole lot going on but there’s a lot to be excited about all around.
Here is the official synopsis for The Revenant:
Deep in the uncharted American wilderness, hunter Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter, and warring Native American tribes in relentless quest to survive and exact vengeance on Fitzgerald.
The Revenant is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, written by Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, and Lukas Haas. The Revenant will have a limited release on December 25, 2015 and a wide release on January 8, 2016.