Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Alejandro GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rritu‘s The Revenant. The film is based on the true story of Hugh Glass, an American fur trapper left for dead after a grizzly bear attack who is then robbed by a group of men. Fortunate to survive, Glass gathers his strength to enact his revenge on the people who left him for dead.
If you thought IÃ±Ã¡rritu’s Birdman pushed the boundaries of filmmaking, then you will have to hit the jump to see what he is doing for The Revenant, and check out some of the new images from the film.
EW was the first to post the new images.
Based on their report, IÃ±Ã¡rritu is shooting in very remote locations of Calgary. Working with his Birdman-cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, the plan is to shoot the film using natural light. Which means that they can only film a few hours a day.
Here’s what IÃ±Ã¡rritu said about the ambitious project:
“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 director also commented on DiCaprio’s work ethic:
“He’s a brave, incredible actor. I’m so surprised about how good he is. I think there’s a profound understanding of humanity that I can see through his eyes.”
Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, and Domhnall Gleeson all co-star as the three who robbed Glass.
The film is based on Glass’s events which Michael Punke turned into a novel called The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge.
Fox has scheduled The Revenant for a limited Christmas Day 2015 release, with plans to expand in early 2016.