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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:19 pm
Worst Previews wrote:Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in "The Revenant" Revenge Thriller

Leonardo DiCaprio signed on to star in "The Revenant," a new thriller that will be directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel) and is scheduled to hit theaters in the fall of 2015.

DiCaprio will play Hugh Glass, a 19th century fur trapper who gets mauled by a grizzly bear, and then is left for dead by cohorts who rob him. When he survives, he is pissed and sets out on a treacherous journey to exact revenge on those who betrayed him.

"The Revenant" is based on novel by Michael Punke. It was adapted by Inarritu and Mark L. Smith (Vacancy, The Hole). Sean Penn has been in talks to play one of the bad guys, but has since dropped out.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:54 pm
Collider wrote:Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Aim in First THE REVENANT Images from Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Next Film

The Revenant tells the true story of Hugh Glass, an American fur trapper in the early 1800s, played by a scraggle-bearded and dirtied-up Leonardo DiCaprio looking like an extra from Vikings in the very first images from the film. Continuing to push the boundaries of filmmaking after his Oscar-nominated Birdman, writer-director Alejandro González Iñárritu has located his production of The Revenant to a remote part of Calgary. In the dead of winter. This man does not joke around.

The movie also stars Tom Hardy and Will Poulter, whose characters leave Glass for dead after a grizzly attack. The story, based on Michael Punke‘s novel of the same name, then follows Glass as he makes a 200-mile trek to find those men who abandoned him, and exact his revenge.

According to EW, which debuted the first The Revenant images, Iñárritu is only shooting with natural light in locations untouched by mankind (well, until now). Because there are only a few hours of daylight in which to shoot each day, the production will continue through April (Iñárritu’s cinematographer is the Oscar-winning Emmanuel Lubezki of Gravity, Birdman, and The Tree of Life fame). Of the experience, Iñárritu says, “it’s a fun ride.” Different strokes, different folks.

Iñárritu also sandwiched his praise of DiCaprio, saying, “He’s a brave, incredible actor. I’m so surprised about how good he is. I think there’s a profound understanding of humanity that I can see through his eyes.”

So surprised about how good he is?

Ultimately, Iñárritu said of his latest production, “It’s a very experimental thing that we’re doing here … I’m now addicted to doing things that can fail horribly or maybe that can give us a surprise. We are all into it.” The filmmaker is shooting the entire movie in sequence, something that’s increasingly rare these days as it’s not exactly cost-effective.

The film is slated for a prime release date of December 25th, which will have it in competition with Mission: Impossible 5 and David O. Russell‘s Joy. Will Iñárritu (and DiCaprio) find himself back in the Oscar race? We’ll find out nearly a year from now.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:57 pm
Collider wrote:Alejandro González Iñárritu Explains Why THE REVENANT Is Taking 9 Months to Shoot

Filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu is currently at the center of the Oscar race with his comedy Birdman, but in between accepting awards and doing the cursory “For Your Consideration” interviews, he’s also busy with something else: shooting his next movie. Iñárritu and Birdman cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki are in the middle of filming the heavily dramatic The Revenant in an obscure region of Calgary, with a fantastic cast led by Leonardo DiCaprio as an American fur trapper in the 1800s who is robbed and left for dead, only to survive and seek vengeance on his attackers. Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, and Will Poulter also star.

But you may have noticed that The Revenant has been in production for a very long time, as evidenced by DiCaprio’s ever-scraggly beard. Iñárritu fought hard to get the extra money in the budget to shoot the film in sequence (ie. first scene first, last scene last), which is kind of a rarity given that it takes more time to accommodate. Moreover, we previously learned that Iñárritu and Lubezki were shooting in an area of Calgary that only allowed them to shoot a little bit of the film at a time, and in a new interview with Deadline, Iñárritu elaborated on why The Revenant is taking nine months to shoot:

“We don’t finish until the end of April or May, and we are shooting very small hours. It was planned this way, to be little-by-little jewel moments; that’s the way I designed the production. That was both to create intensity in these moments, as well as the climate conditions. We are shooting in such remote far-away locations that, by the time we arrive and have to return, we have already spent 40% of the day. But those locations are so gorgeous and so powerful, they look like they have never been touched by a human being, and that’s what I needed. The light is very reduced here in winter, and we are not shooting with any electrical lighting, just natural light. And every single scene is so difficult — emotionally, technically. I’ve gotten myself in trouble again, but I’m trying my best.”

I’ll admit I’m not a huge fan of Iñárritu’s films (Birdman is fine), but The Revenant has me highly intrigued. And Lubezki working once again with natural light, as he did on The Tree of Life? Fantastic.

The Revenant is scheduled to hit theaters on December 25th, at which time the director could very well find himself back in the awards race.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:20 pm
Leo finally won a Golden Globe!

I saw this today, after all the awards won and nominations I wonder what was everyone smoking when watching this! another highly overrated movie from the director of Birdman. is there something wrong with them or me, I'm thinking them cause I wanna see through their eyes to see what's so great about this.

it was too long, boring, drawn out, little dialogue, good acting from what they could work with, standard revenge story, no depth but good cinematography. so why makes that a great movie, why is it entertaining?

it was good but not mind blowing. then again I'm not surprised I didn't like it, I hate movies of today! :twisted:

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