We know it is only mid-January, but soon to be released film The Revenant is already being touted as one of the biggest films of the year. Semi-biographical, this western film set in 1823 Montana and South Dakota, was inspired by the experiences of real life frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass.
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 fuelled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him.
Released at the end of last year in the US it won 3 Golden Globes last weekend for the Best Motion Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, and already has 8 nominations for the 69th British Academy Film Awards, and a whopping 12 nominations for the Oscars.
Written by Mark L. Smith and directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu The Revenant also stars Domhhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter as well as DiCaprio and Hardy.
The film hits the big screen tomorrow night, but you can check out the trailer for it below.