Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fresh Peek: "In The Heart Of The Sea"

Warner Bros has released a second trailer for the adventure pic In the Heart of the Sea.

Taken from author Nathaniel Philbrick's non-fiction book of the same name. The story revolves around a Nantucket whaling ship which was destroyed by a sperm whale in 1820. Only eight crew members were rescued alive, after being lost at sea for 90 days. The true event inspired Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw) to write his literary classic Moby-Dick.

Charles Leavitt wrote the original draft of the script, and Oscar-nominated industry screenwriter Peter Morgan ("The Queen) recently joined the pic to work extensively with director Ron Howard on redrafts.

Chris Hemsworth plays  the first mate Owen Chase who was supplanted as captain of the whaling ship by a better connected rival George Pollard (Benjamin Walker).. After the attack though, he becomes the hero who leads some of them to safety.

Brendan Gleeson plays an older version of one of the surviving crew members who is interviewed years later by author Melville. Sam Keeley plays one of the crew members. Cillian Murphy will play Matthew Joy, the ship's second mate. Tom Holland will play the role of Thomas Nickerson, the Essex's teenage cabin boy whose manuscript inspired Philbrick to write this book. Frank Dillane would play “an insubordinate crewman named Coffin who is a cousin of Walker’s character.” Charlotte Riley ("Easy Virtue") plays Peggy, the pregnant wife of Hemsworth's Chase.

Joe Roth, Palak Patel, Paula Weinstein, and Will Ward are producing the adaptation.

The film opens on March 13th of 2015.

Thankfully the effects look much better this time around.

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