First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Birdman' Director's 'The Revenant'
Right now director Alejandro González Iñárritu is riding the awards train after landing a nomination for Best Director and a nomination for Best Picture for his impressively shot film Birdman. But the filmmaker is already hard at work on his next film The Revenant, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is already slated for release this Christmas, and if the first look photos are any indicator, we could be looking at another awards contender in the making. The film sees DiCaprio facing the wilderness after he's abandoned by fellow fur trappers following a deadly bear attack. But he survives, and now he wants revenge.
Here's the first photos from Alejandro González Iñárritu's The Revenant from EW:
Filming is happening right now, and Iñárritu is again shooting a challenging film as they are only filming using natural light in remote locations that have been left mostly untouched by mankind (filming is taking place mostly up in Canada). They will be shooting until late April as these conditions only allow the director and his Birdman cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (who also shot Gravity) to shoot a few hours each day. Iñárritu says of the production, "It’s a very experimental thing that we’re doing here… I’m now addicted to doing things that can fail horribly or maybe that can give us a surprise. We are all into it.”
The Revenant is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel, 21 Grams), who co-wrote the screenplay with Mark L. Smith (Vacancy, The Hole). The film follows an 1820s frontiersman and fur trapper (Leonardo DiCaprio) who joins the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. But when a grizzly bear mauls him fatally, his fellow trappers (led by Tom Hardy) take his gun and knife and leave him for dead. After a miraculous survival over a two thousand mile trek, he returns to take revenge on those who left him to die alone in the woods. Will Poulter, and Domnhall Gleeson also star in the film Fox releases December 25th.