Synopsis: Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home
Release Date: March 13, 2015
Thoughts: I can’t help it – just as they say that man has always been drawn to the sea, so have I always been drawn to films about the sea. That includes any number of undersea creature features (like, say, Jaws) to deep diving epics such as The Abyss.
Knowing that, you wouldn’t be surprised that the newest film from Ron Howard (Parenthood) caught my eye based just on the poster alone. Based on the novel by Nathaniel Philbrick which charts the tragedy of a whaling ship ravaged by a sperm whale (which inspired Herman Melville’s Moby Dick) this could be a nice little piece of historical action from a director that has experience in both genres. Teaming up again with his Rush star Chris Hemsworth (The Cabin in the Woods), Howard could get some new wind in his directorial sails from this one.
As you know, I love a good teaser and hate a too-long preview…so I’m presenting you with a few options. The teaser below is a nice bite while the two below may give away a tad too much. The choice is yours.