Ron Howard’s In The Heart Of The Sea sails into UK cinemas on December 26th, to further whet your appetite a brand new epic trailer has just docked online. There’s a fair bit riding on In The Heart of the Sea being a hit as the film was delayed by more than nine months in a bid to secure a few Oscar nominations. We’ll have to wait and see if the gamble has paid off when then nominations are released early next year.
Chris Hemsworth less the cast in this adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “In the Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.
Also starring Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, In The Heart of the Sea is perfect viewing for a lazy Boxing Day.