Watch: Leonardo DiCaprio in Alejandro G. Inarritu’s ‘The Revenant’ First Trailer

Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t afraid to die in the first trailer for the survival drama “The Revenant.”

“I done it already,” he says, referring to death.

The movie, which is already generating plenty of Oscar buzz, teams DiCaprio with Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. Inarritu, who also co-wrote the film based on Michael Punke’s novel. If anyone can help DiCaprio in the hunt for Oscar gold, it’s Inarritu, whose “Birdman” nabbed four Academy Awards this year.

Inspired by the life of mythical explorer Hugh Glass, “The Revenant” focuses on one man’s (DiCaprio) adventure of survival in the early 19th century American wilderness.

The trailer, which is light on dialogue and heavy on action, finds DiCaprio’s character facing off against Tom Hardy, who plays his confidant-turned-enemy John Fitzgerald. Glass vows revenge on Fitzgerald when he betrays him, robbing him and leaving him for dead in the wilderness. The fur trapper also battles a bear and a vicious winter, ultimately traveling more than 200 miles to seek redemption.

The film also stars Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter. It was shot entirely in natural light by cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki.

“The Revenant,” from New Regency and 20th Century Fox, hits theaters on Christmas Day before going wide on Jan. 8, 2016.

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  1. David Cook says:

    Given his more mature appearance, Tom Hardy should play the lead role here.

  2. buffalobilly says:

    poor lil leo….will dis be hiz ticket to mr oscar?
    NO

  3. PETER says:

    Good comments on lighting, etc. and let’s wait until we see it. But brutal, like life. Time for Oscar nominations!

  4. i think this movie gonna be really cool. waiting for the movie to release

  5. J-dog says:

    LD’s Dances With Wolves

  6. harry georgatos says:

    APOCALYPTO this is not. Not convinced by this trailer. Wait till I see the completed film!

  7. Jon Borlieu says:

    I think Leo is spending a great deal of energy attempting to be seen as “a man.”

  8. John Freimann says:

    Sounds good. It’s on my very slim list of things to see.

  9. toto says:

    is this a gopro movie John Lasseter talked about or what, coming sooner than later I guess.

  10. Ella says:

    I’m cold now.

  11. stevenkovacs says:

    Marvellous expansion of use of natural lighting a la Michael Mann’s ‘Last Of The Mohicans’

    • John says:

      “Last of the Mohicans” was NOT all natural light. “Tree of Life” and “Days of Heaven” were mostly natural light, but not all. Not even the legendary “Barry Lyndon” was all natural light: They used additional light through the windows sometimes. So, if all the talk about ALL NATURAL LIGHT is true this time, that would be quite an achievement for a big Hollywood production…let’s see.

  12. Alexander says:

    Beautifully shot. Lubezki certainly knows what he’s doing. Plus, the team of DiCaprio and Hardy should be intense. Hardy plays wonderfully disturbing bad guys. See his role in ‘Peaky Blinders.’

  13. Mantle Head says:

    I like a movie without dialogue as you can actually watch the story as opposed to have to be assaulted by writerly ignorance through innate dialogue… sort of deal… kind of thing.

  14. IT 2 IT says:

    Jermiah Johnson meets CGI.

    BLLLEH

    WHO NEEDS IT?

    BTW—how’s that ‘coverage’ of this year’s 65th Anniversary
    of the RED CHINA,
    ——————globalist mafia
    ——————————and EXTERMINIST EUGENICS
    ——————————————-‘very unfriendly’
    ——————————————————-KOREAN WAR coming?

  15. brentdw says:

    Best actor going today imo.

  16. Bluestocking says:

    Not a lot of women in this picture, I take it.

  17. Paul Ockelford says:

    Looks like Lubezki’s done it again.

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