Director Alejandro Inarritu’s follow-up to his Academy Award winning Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is the highly anticipated Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
The first posters have arrived and they showcase Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) and John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). There’s a lot of crazy eyes and snowy beards in those posters.
The screenplay is based in part by Michael Punke’z novel The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge. That title gives a little insight into what Inarritu has in store. Here’s the plot synopsis:
While exploring the uncharted wilderness in the 1800s, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home to his beloved family. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him.
The Revenant has a limited release on December 25, 2015 and a wide release January 8, 2016.