Trailering The Revenant from Iñárritu

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio battle Tom Hardy in The Revenant, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning Birdman.

Fox sees big Oscar potential from The Revenant and is positioning the 19th century wildnerness thriller of revenge and redemption on Christmas Day. It reunites Iñárritu with two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Emmanuel (“Chivo”) Lubezki, who shot in the dead of Alberta winter for several months in natural light and Steadicam with the new Alexa 65 (the first of its digital kind with a much larger 65mm equivalent sensor).

The results in the teaser are incredible: Lubezki gets extremely close to the actors with wide lenses and a visceral ferocity very different from Birdman and Gravity. This is truly like watching historical found footage. Could he win his third Oscar in a row?

Meanwhile, production designer Jack Fisk does more legendary work and ILM  provides supporting VFX.

After being mauled by a bear and left for dead by his hunting team, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) stalks each member, including confidant John Fitzgerald (Hardy).

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Below the Line, Cinematography, Oscar, Tech, Trailers, VFX, Virtual Production

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