Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu follows up his Oscar-winning movie Birdman this Christmas with The Revenant, starring Leonard DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. The just- released trailer for this based-on-true-events film makes it look like the kind of classic revenge western that Clint Eastwood used to make.
DiCaprio plays legendary explorer and fur trapper Hugh Glass, who’s left for dead by his own hunting team after a brutal bear attack. Glass must survive a vicious winter to make it home to his family and settle scores after he’s betrayed by Tom Hardy’s character John Fitzgerald.
Iñárritu has again partnered with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, whose innovative camera work was such a huge part of Birdman‘s success. This time, they seem to be aiming for a kind of first-person, immersive perspective that should resonate with Assassin’s Creed video game players.