The first In the Heart of the Sea trailer gives us Ron Howard’s vision of Chris Hemsworth as a sailor. This sailor is one we’ve heard of since childhood, and the film promises to give us a darker, more emotional spin on his story.
The sailor in question was the one who hunted down the infamous killer whale Moby Dick.
While the storybooks tell us of a deranged sailor who tries to take down his nautical nemesis from a row boat, this film shows us Chris Hemsworth as Owen Chase, who calls the whale a demon.
It all starts when a group of sailors played by Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy of Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, and a slew of others say goodbye to their families and take to the sea in 1819. Their expedition would take them beyond the known world, as the In the Heart of the Sea trailer tells us. Twenty-one men would meet the killer whale, which would destroy their ship, the Essex Nantucket.
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Chase (Hemsworth) is among the survivors who apparently turn a fight for survival into a mission of vengeance against Moby Dick, which will consume everybody involved.
Ron Howard brings us a seaworthy tale rivaling Wolfgang Petersen’s The Perfect Storm, the 2000 film where George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg lead a band of men out to sea, where they encounter every imaginable aspect of the journey going wrong. Instead of the forces of nature combining to destroy everything, this film is about a legendary killer whale and the men determined to take him out.
The director behind Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind is set to put us on a journey through the human mind itself as well as the unforgiving forces of the sea, bringing the childhood story to a terrifying new level.
What do you think of the first In the Heart of the Sea trailer? Does it make you excited to catch Chris Hemsworth and Cillian Murphy on the In the Heart of the Sea release date of March 13, 2015?
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