Because they’re so rare nowadays, it’s always exciting when big Hollywood studio talents decide to do a western. And in 2015, big Hollywood studio talents don’t get much bigger than Leonardo DiCaprio and director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman), who are coming together for The Revenant, a western survival story that just saw its first official teaser trailer hit the internet.
The Revenant deals with one of the western genre’s go-to topics: Revenge. More specifically, the revenge sought by Hugh Glass (the real-life western explorer played by DiCaprio) after he’s left for dead as a result of the actions of John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). The trailer shows plenty of ambitiously staged frontier action, plus some rhythmic breathing quasi-mashup audio that probably won’t be in the movie.
You can watch the first official teaser for The Revenant below. The movie opens this Christmas, so you still have plenty of time to look up “revenant” in a dictionary or something.
Here’s the trailer:
For more, visit the movie’s official site here.