The Revenant - Leonardo DiCaprio
The Revenant - Trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) takes aim © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox, photo by Kimberley French

In The Revenant Leonardo DiCaprio re-enacts the true story of trapper Hugh Glass who, in 1820s, survives the uncharted American wilderness. Release at the end of the year.

The villain of the piece is John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) with director Alejandro González Iñárritu overseeing the production. The script was written by Mark L Smith and Alejandro González Iñárritu. Filming took place in Calgary (Alberta) and British Columbia in Canada. Maybe it is a bit wilder there today than the real locations in USA? It is also probably cheaper!

Twentieth Century Fox have just released two pictures, one of Leonardo DiCaprio and the other of him with director Alejandro González Iñárritu. They have been artistically rendered to get you thinking of the wild 1820’s frontier.

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The Revenant – Official Lowdown


Deep in the uncharted American wilderness, trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy).

With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter, and warring Native American tribes in relentless quest to survive and exact vengeance on Fitzgerald.

Based on a true story, The Revenant is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel).


The Revenant – Theatrical release dates

US (limited) Release: December 25, 2015
US (main) and Canada Release: January 8, 2016
UK Release: January 15, 2016

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online