Must Watch: First Trailer for Alejandro G. Iñárritu's 'The Revenant'

July 17, 2015
Source: YouTube

The Revenant

It's time! 20th Century Fox has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Alejandro G. Iñárritu's The Revenant and it's jaw-dropping stunning. This film has been shooting in Canada for the last six months. It's taking so long because cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki is filming using only natural light, no lighting equipment or fillers or anything. You can tell what that looks like with this footage and it's remarkable. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a frontiersman in the 1800s who sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. The cast includes Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter and Lukas Haas. This looks like one of the finest movies of the year, hands down. You don't want to miss this!

Here's the first teaser trailer for Alejandro G. Iñárritu's The Revenant, direct from 20th Century Fox:

The Revenant

Inspired by true events, The Revenant is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. The Revenant is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Oscar winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel). Fox will release The Revenant in theaters on December 25th, Christmas Day.

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Reader Feedback - 41 Comments


leo da gawd....Tom the legend...yea we back!

Trey on Jul 17, 2015


I'm a fan of Tom too but Leo just puts him back in 2nd place. 😛

Mr Chatterbox on Jul 17, 2015


Looks outstanding.

TXSteadyEddie on Jul 17, 2015


Looks powerful. Will certainly be seeing this.

theslayer5150 on Jul 17, 2015


Thumbs up!

earthlingdave on Jul 17, 2015


I will forgive his take on birdman because amores perros is a classic and this looks very great!

ari smulders on Jul 17, 2015


Forgive? Birdman was genius.

Efterklang on Jul 17, 2015


when you like jazz and a story that goes nowhere you seeing it in a good way....

ari smulders on Jul 17, 2015


SHIT! Looks so good. Tom Hardy? Yes. Leo? Yes. Alejandro? Yes. Chivo!?!?! Hell yea Completely sold. Give it to me.

Franklin Carpio on Jul 17, 2015


I can't describe how excited I am for this. They are all amazing and I can not wait to see how this all comes together. Chivo is amazing. It can't come soon enough.

Franklin Carpio on Jul 17, 2015


If this doesn't finally win Leo an Oscar then nothing will!

Ryan on Jul 17, 2015


He has a movie coming up where he has like 30 personalities....Leo is gonna get a lifetime achievement award before he gets an Oscar...LMAO

Trey on Jul 17, 2015


Looks great, except for the fake white horse contraption Leo's riding toward the end. Since I've ridden only fake horses in my life, I'm in!

Movie Bear on Jul 17, 2015


This looks great.

Panzerknecker on Jul 17, 2015


Just give Alejandro and Leo the Oscars RIGHT NOW. THIS. LOOKS. BALL- TO-THE-WALL. AMAZING.

RAW_D on Jul 17, 2015


Btw, for an amazing read, check out Lord Grizzly which is probably what this movie is based off of. I read it in high school and it was harrowing.

RAW_D on Jul 17, 2015


It's not. It's based on a book titled The Revenant based on a true story about this character Glass. They made a film about this story back in 1971 titled Man In The Wilderness with Richard Harris and John Huston. An excellent film. So, this is the same story, but based on a book written within the last several years.

Bo on Jul 17, 2015


I stand corrected. Have you read The Revenant?

RAW_D on Jul 17, 2015


That's cool. Didn't mean to correct you as much as share the info I had on this project. Yes, I have read The Revenant. It was a good read. It's a good story based on this real life character Hugh Glass. Check out Man In The Wilderness. It's very good, as I'm sure this version will be too. There are a few minor differences in the story, but it's basically the same. Glass is with an expedition of some sort with a team of men. He's attacked and mauled by a bear. They feel for certain he's going to die. They must keep going so they leave him behind. He survives somehow and suffers many trials and tribulations on his journey back to find those that abandoned him. I don't know how this new version can top the Man In The Wilderness film, but I'll check it out. I really like this director and think Hardy is the best actor working today.

Bo on Jul 17, 2015


I read the book too. The trailer looks truer to the feel of the book than I thought it would (wild and haunting). Crazy story. Should make a great film considering the talent involved.

fazha on Jul 17, 2015


I agree. Check out the 1971 film Man In The Wilderness. There are so pretty major differences. The earlier one is about survival and this latest is revenge. There is no real antagonist in Man In Wilderness. Having read this book it might be fun for you to watch the earlier version now and then catch this one later in the year.

Bo on Jul 18, 2015


Pretty neat minimalist trailer. Very Terrance Malick-ian.

John Doe on Jul 17, 2015


Does it show a lot? I said I don't need to see anything from this movie to go see it. the cast and director is enough but if it's just a tease I'd watch. So what do you guys say?

IamSlave on Jul 17, 2015


Great visuals, but the trailer doesn't say much about the I'd say it doesn't show too much

TheOct8pus on Jul 17, 2015


Awesome thanks.

IamSlave on Jul 17, 2015


yeah...I'm way in! If this is what Hardy passed Suicide Squad for...I can't blame him.

ColtNoir on Jul 17, 2015


Me neither. Well said!

Bo on Jul 18, 2015


This does look good, although the look of the movie doesn't look good; not to me because it's digital. They did this story back in 1971 with a film titled Man In The Wilderness with a terrific Richard Harris and the great John Huston. Same story, same character based on the true story of Glass. Plus, it was shot in the wide screen format, on film of course, and it still looks great; much, much better than this one shot digitally. Being so well versed in film and film history, I was wondering Alex, if you were aware of this older film of the same story and if you have seen it and if so, what you thought of it. We all loved it way back then!

Bo on Jul 17, 2015


For some reason, without thinking, my first connection was, indeed, Jeremiah Johnson with Robert Redford (and Sidney Pollack, of course). Didn't know about the book. So far you proved to be credible on the matter of film history so I will follow you and look for that movie with Richard Harris too. Who knows, maybe I did watch it before ...

shiboleth on Jul 18, 2015


Well, I liked Jeremiah Johnson as I did most everything Pollack directed. Same kind of picture about surviving out in nature, etc. Yea, it might be a good idea to check out Man In The Wilderness as it's a very good film. Plus, there are some major differences in the antagonist and the endings. Seeing the earlier film shouldn't ruin the viewing of this latest one. Myself, I can't wait to see The Revenant as for me, Man In The Wilderness is going to be tough to better.

Bo on Jul 18, 2015


YUUUUSSSSSS! This looks a bingo!

Carpola on Jul 17, 2015


Awesome. Thanks.

Berserker on Jul 28, 2015


Looks fucking amazing

Efterklang on Jul 17, 2015


I liked this trailer when I watched it earlier in the day, but it's really crept under my skin the whole day. Haven't stopped thinking about it and I've watched a few times more since. Anyone else think there's a bit of A Field In England/Valhalla influence? Really digging the vibe....

cuckoozey on Jul 17, 2015


Hell Yeah! Fur Trappers!!~ Finally Fur Trappers are getting their due!

DAVIDPD on Jul 17, 2015


Holy shit.

grimjob on Jul 17, 2015


Looks cool! Is there a movie tho where Domhnall Gleeson isn't in?

Armitall on Jul 17, 2015


Well this is something look for. Speechless...

ProjectionistHP on Jul 18, 2015


Looks incredible. (wish it didn't say 'inspired by actual events' though)

Jonathan on Jul 23, 2015



Xerxexx on Jul 26, 2015


Blown away by this trailer, I showed it to my wife. The first thing she said was that's not a horse Leo is riding. Watched it again and sure enough: fake horse. Moral of the story? Don't get married.

Berserker on Jul 28, 2015

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