TORONTO — Here’s your first look at Leonardo DiCaprio surrounded by the natural beauty of Western Canada.
A teaser trailer for The Revenant was unveiled Friday, and it shows the actor fighting for survival in the mountains, forest and streams of Alberta.
“I ain’t afraid to die anymore,” DiCaprio declares in the trailer. “I’ve done it already.”
The 40-year-old star plays 19th century fur trapper Hugh Glass, who seeks revenge on the men who left him for dead after a Grizzly attack.
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman), the film is based on Michael Punke’s 2003 novel The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge. It’s the second movie based on Glass’ real-life adventures — Richard Harris starred in 1971’s Man in the Wilderness.
The cast includes Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Lukas Haas as well as several Canadians, including B.C. natives Brendan Fletcher and Robert Moloney and Montreal’s Vincent Leclerc.
The Revenant was filmed from last October until the end of April in Canmore and Kananaskis Country, as well as in the Victoria, B.C. area. Interiors were done on the soundstages of Burnaby’s Mammoth Studios.
The Revenant will have a limited release on Christmas Day and open wide on Jan. 8, 2016.