The Revenant : 5 Interesting Facts
The Revenant is one of the most anticipated films of 2015, which is set to release in the Christmas week of the year. The film has eyes on it from all corners of the world after Innaritu has become a hot favorite following his triumph called Birdman. Many believe that this film will get rid of Leonardo Di Caprio’s Jinx at the Oscars. Here are 5 trivias about Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s upcoming film The Revenant:
1. Leonardo DiCaprio ate uncooked bison liver (DiCaprio’s a vegetarian in real life) and slept in animal carcasses in freezing temperatures trumps wearing an unflattering black turtleneck.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio was in talks to play the late Apple Computer co-founder ‘Steve Jobs‘ for director Danny Boyle, but he instead chose The Revenant. Steve Jobs, adapted by Aaron Sorkin from Walter Isaacson’s biography Steve Jobs , stars Michael Fassbender in the leading role which is set to release on 9th Oct 2015.
3. Sean Penn was the first choice for the role of John Fitzgerald & was actually cast in the role but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.Tom Hardy has stated that he doesn’t read scripts & Leonardo DiCaprio begged him to read the script for The Revenant. Hardy read half the script and accepted the vacated role of John Fitzgerald.
4. Producer Akiva Goldsman (Writer-Producer, Notable work like The Beautiful Mind, I am Legend, ) has acquired the rights of Michael Punke’s unpublished manuscript for ‘The Revenant’ in August, 2001. The production was picked up by Park Chan-wook(Director of The Vengeance Trilogy), with Samuel L. Jackson in mind to star but later Park left the project, and film was stalled until 2010. Mark L. Smith wrote a new adaptation that John Hillcoat (Director of The Proposition,The Road, Lawless) was attached to direct the film and that Christian Bale was in negotiations to star. Hillcoat left the project in October 2010.Jean-François Richet was considered to replace him but Alejandro G. Iñárritu signed on to direct in August 2011.
5. Alejandro González Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki made an aesthetic plan to shoot entire movie only with natural light for maximum realism, in extreme conditions. The trailer looks gorgeously compelling and profoundly haunting.
If Emmanuel Lubezki gets nominated and wins the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, he will score a Hat trick. His earlier win includes Academy Award for Best Cinematography for Gravity (2014) & Birdman (2015).