Thursday, 26 November 2015

"I believe you have seen things no one else has seen."

Warner Bros have recently released their latest trailer and one sheet for Ron Howard's (Rush) In The Heart Of The Sea.

In The Heart Of The Sea follows the traumatic real life struggle endured by the men of Nantucket whaling ship The Essex, which was destroyed by an angry sperm whale in 1820.

Stranded in a lifeboat thousands of miles from home, 20 of the surviving crew – led by Captain George Pollard, Jr. (Benjamin Walker) and first officer Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth) – at first planned to make for an isolated tropical island, but the idea was rejected because of rumours of flesh eating savages. The irony being that resulting delay in their rescue led to them becoming cannibals to survive.

As adapted from Nathaniel Philbrick's novel by a changing roster of writers that has seen the likes of Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai), Marshall Herskovitz (Love & Other Drugs), Charles Leavitt (Blood Diamond), Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon), Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) apply their talents, the film will find one of the survivors (Brendan Gleeson) telling the story to a young Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw).

Howard has assembled a predictably good supporting cast for this one, with Benjamin Walker (Flags Of Our Fathers), Michelle Fairley (Philomena), Charlotte Riley (Edge Of Tomorrow), Jordi Mollà (Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Tom Holland (The Impossible), Sam Keeley (What Richard Did) and Cillian Murphy (Inception) among those who either set sail or must deal with the aftermath.

With seasickness competing with queasiness from restricted diets to give the actors a starved look, it sounds like it was a tough shoot. Let's hope it was all worth the effort when In The Heart Of The Sea docks into UK cinemas on 26 December.

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