Trailer: The Revenant


Rev·e·nantˈrevəˌnäN,-nənt – noun
a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead.

Hot off the success of last year’s Best Picture winner Birdman, Alejandro G. Iñárritu is shifting gears with The Revenant. The film is a period piece revenge thriller adapted by Iñárritu from Michael Punke’s 2003 novel based on the true story of 19th century fur trapper Hugh Glass.

Over the years, the project has gone through quite a few hands before ending up on Iñárritu’s lap. At one point, Park Chan-wook was attached to direct with Samuel L. Jackson to star. Later on, John Hillcoat and Christian Bale were in negotiations.

As you’ll see in the trailer, with the final product, Iñárritu has crafted what appears to be a spectacularly beautiful film starring Leonardo Dicaprio as the weary protagonist hellbent on revenge against his companions (one played by Tom Hardy) who rob and leave him for dead after he’s attacked by a grizzly. Needless to say, it looks fucking awesome.

The Revenant drops into theaters stateside on Christmas Day 2015.

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Kurt Halfyard

Holy Shit! This is now officially my most anticipated film of the year, what a double bill with Hateful 8.

Bring on the Western renaissance!

David Brook

Agreed. This looks phenomenal.

La Menthe

I think I just creamed my pants.


Apparently, the production has been a mess. The use of all natural light and no use of CGI makes thing hard. And Inarittu is not the most pleasant person around.

Andrew James

And all of the on location stuff (because of the climate) is really pissing everyone off.