First Photos from Peter Weir's New WWII Film 'The Way Back'
Its been almost seven years since Peter Weir last directed anything. I don't know where he's been all this time, but I'm glad he's back. Quiet Earth found the first six photos from Weir's new WWII film The Way Back. The drama follows a group of soldiers and prisoners who escape from a Siberian labor camp in 1940 during WWII. "Seven courageous multi-national prisoners discover the true meaning of friendship as their epic journey takes them across thousands of miles of hostile terrain en-route to India and their freedom." Starring in this film is Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, and Jim Sturgess. Read on!
To be honest, this is the first time I've even heard about this movie. I didn't even know Weir was directing anything. I'm getting kind of a There Will Be Blood meets Defiance meets Seven Years in Tibet vibe from these photos, which is a good thing (since I liked all of those movies). As far as I can tell, this doesn't have a distributor yet and seems to be funded entirely by Peter Weir's friends as well as producer Scott Rudin. No word on when we can expect this in theaters, but it'll probably show at a festival like Cannes before making its debut here in the US. Stay tuned for more updates on The Way Back as they arrive. Look good so far?