The trailer for “The Revenant,” the latest cinematic adventure starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was released Friday. In the teaser for the Alejandro González Iñárritu film the veteran actor can be seen fighting for survival in the American wildness.
While the trailer doesn’t give too much away about the film’s plot, 20th Century Fox has shared some details about the upcoming adventure. According to the studio’s description, “The Revenant,” which is based on a true story, will star DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a legendary explorer who is attacked by a bear and “left for dead” by his hunting team. In an effort to survive, DiCaprio’s character will endure “unimaginable grief.” And that’s not all. His confidant John Fitzgerald, played by Tom Hardy, will also betray him.
“Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption,” the plot summary concludes.
The trailer also teases the lead character’s tough journey. In the opening scene DiCaprio says, “I’m not afraid to die anymore. I’ve done it already.”
With a December 2015 release date lined up, that makes “The Revenant” eligible for Oscar nominations. After four nominations and no wins, will DiCaprio finally secure a golden statuette? While cinephiles will have to wait until December to learn DiCaprio’s Oscar nomination fate, it does appear he has a chance of at least scoring another acting nomination. After all, González Iñárritu is no stranger to the Academy. His latest film, “Birdman,” secured him three wins at the 2015 Oscars, including best picture. His 2007 film “Babel” also received recognition from the Academy by the way of two nominations, including one for best picture.
Watch the trailer for “The Revenant” below:
“The Revenant” also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Lukas Haas. The film opens in theaters on Christmas Day.