Watch: First Trailer for Peter Weir's Surival Film 'The Way Back'

October 8, 2010
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The Way Back Trailer

Peter Weir is back! And he's back with a film titled The Way Back! An early low res official trailer for the film has debuted today (thanks to The Guardian) and can be seen below. The Way Back is an epic survival movie starring Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Mark Strong and Saoirse Ronan. Inspired by a true story, it tells the tale of a group of prisoners who escaped the Soviet Gulag in 1940 and traveled over 4000 miles across some of the most dangerous terrain in the world. I missed this in Telluride and I regret it as it looks like it's right down my alley. I love his style and the epic but intimate feel to the story. Check this out!

Watch the first international trailer for Peter Weir's The Way Back:

The Way Back is both written and directed by veteran Oscar nominated Australian filmmaker Peter Weir, of Black Rain, Gallipoli, The Year of Living Dangerously, Witness, Dead Poets Society, Green Card, Fearless, The Truman Show and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. It's based on Slavomir Rawicz's memoir The Long Walk: The True Story of a Walk to Freedom. Its world premiere was at the Telluride Film Festival last month and it was picked up by Newmarket Films for release this winter. The Way Back arrives in limited theaters starting late December, with an expansion starting on January 21st, 2011. Interested?

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  • beavis
    this looks good. alex, if you like the looks of this check out the movie : "as far as my feet can carry me". it's about a german soldier who escapes from a russian army prison camp in's based on a true story and it's EXCELLENT.
  • lefthook
    Reminds me of the first Lord of the Ring...all that fucking walking.
  • arjones
    I can't say I've liked all his movies but I really liked Master and Commander. This looks really good too and I'd like to see it.
  • Gadder4311
    It reminded me of the film Defiance from Edward Zwick, but a lot more epic and emotionally satisfying. Master and Commander was great, so this I'm very excited for. Great cast too.
  • M
    Heck yeah, I am interested. I haven't seen many Wier films but the cast interests me.
  • Moon
    @1 this is totally defiance. I was reading somewhere and they predicted this will win best picture. I'm going to make a prediction: This won't even be nominated.
  • Guy
    This is all cool for kid versions of LOTR meets Pirates of the Caribbean, but really an incredible book from this series and the best is "The Magicians Nephew" it's could be so dark and intense. Can only hope this series lasts long enough to grow up.
  • Corran Horn
    Moon: You're forgetting one thing: Peter Weir is 4x the director Zwick will ever be (and I like Zwick), so don't count him out. As for the trailer, I love it. Definitely reminds me of Master and Commander and a little bit of Witness (my two favorite Weir films). Nice to see that this film got up and running so quickly. First, an Oscar-qualifying release date. Now, a trailer.
  • Could be intense.
  • Eli
    This was a bad trailer but it will be a great movie im sure. Master and Commander was a great movie so we'll see.
  • talli
    trailer didnt grab me. nothing seemed unique about it, although i'm sure its an interesting story....american actors can't really capture the spirit of the russian/slavic people though they play them so wrong
  • jebstuart
    i like anything this guy makes
  • dreckent
    I was thinking of the Lord of the Rings too... Hehe...
  • v
    Thing is, I already love this trailer and the movie. WHY? Because one of the most talented young Romanian actors is in the movie. He is the guy who makes the comment about the snake tasting like a long, deadly, black chicken with no legs and he is also the guy who says "go over the hymalayas, how?" His name is Dragos Bucur and believe me when I say that he is an amazingly talented actors. You can check him out in a few Romanian movies like THE PAPER WILL BE BLUE and BOOGIE, THE STUFF AND THE DOUGH (aka THE DRUGS AND THE CASH), RAGE. Check out his imdb page here:
  • Josveta
    Epic much!
  • Alot of these types of movies seem to making a comeback as of late; a documentary in nature turned into a screenplay to capture the humanistic values of our inner selves.




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