We’ve already gotten a pretty good idea of the magnificent creature that The Avengers and Thor star Chris Hemsworth will be up against in two-time Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind director Ron Howard‘s latest, titled In the Heart of the Sea.
But the latest poster released for the movie really shows just how crazy big the beast that inspired Moby Dick is in this movie. You can read much more about In the Heart of the Sea and see the new poster below.
Warner Brothers has released a new trailer for In the Heart of the Sea, which is directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind) and stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers).
The movie aims to tell the true story of the events that would inspire author Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, following the crew of a whaling ship in the early 19th century that finds themselves dealing with a massive creature one would need to see to believe.
You can read a full synopsis and check out the new trailer for In the Heart of the Sea below.
For those who are unaware, the late, great Orson Welles did a lot of voice work over his career. From his unforgettable radio performance of War of the Worlds, to his work as a narrator (like this promotional video for shooting movies in my home state of New Hampshire; music by Tangerine Dream?), or even in animated movies, such as 1986’s The Transformers: The Movie, where he voiced Unicron. There is no doubt that he had one of the best voices we’ve ever heard.
For those of you who loved and miss this voice, here’s an old gem of a video of Orson reading Herman Melville‘s literary classic, Moby Dick. This may sound like a boring video to some of you, but if you’re not familiar with Welles’ brilliant and booming voice, you’ll be quick to discover that this is just flat-out awesome.
Now, this is not the first time Welles was involved with the classic white whale. He played multiple roles, including Captain Ahab and Father Mapple in a 1955 TV special; then again as Mapple in a 1956 movie. He was even used as Captain Ahab, Starbuck, and Ishmael in a 1971 short film that was never completed and ultimately edited together in 1999.
Grab your harpoon and row yourself on over to the other side to watch a bit of Orson Welles reading Moby Dick.
Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov has signed on to direct a big-screen reimagining of the Herman Melville classic Moby Dick for Universal Pictures.
Universal apparently paid a hefty six-figure sum to Adam Cooper and Bill Collage to pen the screenplay.
In the 1851 novel, the story is told from the perspective of a young sailor named Ishmael, who enlists in a whaling expedition aboard the Pequod, helmed by the obsessive Captain Ahab. Through Ishmael’s eyes, it’s revealed that on a previous voyage, the titular great white whale destroyed Ahab’s ship and bit off his leg, which is what’s fueling Ahab’s hunt for Moby-Dick and his need for revenge.
Cooper and Collage’s version will abolish the book’s first-person narrative in favor of a graphic novel-style version of the story. I guess that means we won’t be hear one of the most famous literary opening sentences — “Call me Ishmael.” The reasoning is so that they can show Moby-Dick’s destruction of other ships prior to its encounter with the Pequod. Also, “Ahab will be depicted more as a charismatic leader than a brooding obsessive.”