Now here's a film to get excited about! The Revenant is a action/revenge western, the tells the true story of a frontiersman named Hugh Glass, who is left for dead by his friends after a savage bear mauling. Despite taking wounds that should have killed him, Glass struggles through the wilderness to hunt down the men who left him to die. Awesome!
The film has a lot of great talent behind it. It's being written by Mark L. Smith (Vacancy and The Hole 3D), it will be directed by John Hillcoat who directed The Road, and Christian Bale is in talks to take on the lead role of Hugh Glass. He's a great choice to have star in the film! I thought he was amazing in 3:10 to Yuma.
This isn't the first time this film was prepping up for production. At one point the film was going to star Samuel L. Jackson and be directed by Park Chan-Wook. Apparently that fell through, but I'm happy with the current players.
The film will be based on the novel by Michael Punke. Here is the full description for the book.
The Revenant tells a story of nearly unimaginable human endurance over 3,000 miles of uncharted American wilderness, spanning what is today the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, and Nebraska. Based on the real life of fur trapper Hugh Glass, The Revenant recounts the toll of envy and betrayal, and the power of obsession and vengeance. Punke's novel opens in 1823, when thirty-six-year-old Hugh Glass joins the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. on a venture into perilous, unexplored territory. After being savagely mauled by a grizzly bear, his nearly lifeless body is left in the care of two volunteers from the company-John Fitzgerald, a ruthless mercenary, and young Jim Bridger, the future "King of the Mountain Men." When Indians approach their camp, Fitzgerald and Bridger abandon Glass. Worse yet, they rob the wounded man of his weapons and tools-the very things that might have given him a chance on his own. Deserted, defenseless, and furious, Glass vows his survival. And his revenge.
I love a good western, we don't get many of them made these days, but this story will make for a great movie! What do you all think?