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