Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy star in the first trailer for The Revenant

I always get nervous when a big part of a film’s marketing is centered on the way in which the film was made as opposed to what the film is about.  But I was dead wrong with the last experimental film Inarritu made since BIRDMAN went on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards.  His next project is THE REVENANT and this time he filmed everything with natural light, in sequential order.  He’s assembled a solid cast for this one and you can tell from the trailer that it’s going to be different from anything we’ve seen before.  However, I’m not sure this is going to go over very well with mainstream audiences.  Check out the trailer below and see for yourself.

The official synopsis for THE REVENANT: Deep in the unchartered American wilderness, hunter Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter and warring tribes in a relentless quest to survive and exact vengeance on Fitzgerald. Inspired by a true story, THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker and Academy Award-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel).  THE REVENANT stars Leoanrdo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Lukas Haas and Domhnall Gleeson.  The Alejandro G. Iñárritu film hits theaters on Christmas Day.

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