Tidligere i år meldte vi om den overbevisende første traileren til In the Heart of the Sea, Ron Howards neste steg etter det audiovisuelt forrykende Formel 1-dramaet Rush. Regissøren viderefører sitt samarbeid med fotograf Anthony Dod Mantle, som sto bak kameraet på sistnevnte, og ut ifra den ferske traileren å dømme kan vi forvente oss en billedskjønn og medrivende filmatisering av Herman Melvilles berømte roman.
Den offisielle «vaskeseddelen» lyder slik:
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.
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
In the Heart of the Sea, som opprinnelig skulle få amerikansk kinopremiere 13. mars neste år, har fremskyndet datoen til 11. desember – et underlig sjakktrekk fra Warner Bros., med tanke på at Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens har premiere bare kort tid etter. Ron Howard utdyper avgjørelsen overfor The Hollywood Reporter:
«They analyzed the way people are responding to our movie now which is very favorable now that it’s finished, the way people responded to the marketing materials, and they also looked out how the market expanded this last Christmas increasing a wide array of movies. There was a larger audience. I wanted as many people to see this movie on the big screen as possible and I do feel like it’s more of that fourth quarter, early winter kind of feel in terms of the tone of the movie.»
In the Heart of the Sea får norsk kinopremiere 1. juledag. Her kan du se den ferske traileren: