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Link to our thread on the 2003 short film of the same name. - - - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Attached to Direct Warner's 'The Revenant' (Exclusive) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is attached to direct Warner Bros.' "The Revenant," a revenge story set in the 1800s, an individual close to project confirmed to TheWrap. The director of "Biutiful" and "Babel", Inarritu gravitates toward foreboding, character-driven stories. And this qualifies. In "The Revenant," a fur trapper is mauled by a bear. The captain of his ship tries to carry him back to civilization, but the terrain is impossible, and he can't do it. So the captain hires two men to stay behind and bury him after he dies. Instead of making his last days comfortable, the men rob him and leave to die alone in the cold. He survives and heads off to seek his revenge. . . . TheWrap.com, August 17 Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn Wanted Men For New Regency’s ‘The Revenant’ EXCLUSIVE: Now that New Regency closed a deal to fully fund the Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu-directed The Revenant, the Biutiful helmer has set his sights on Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn to play the two leads in the screen adaptation of the Michael Punke novel. I’m told they’ve met with Inarritu, but that if this cast materializes it would mean starting next fall. In the Mark L. Smith-scripted drama, DiCaprio is being courted to play 1820s frontiersman Hugh Glass, who hires on to a fur trapping expedition and is so badly mauled by a bear that he’s unable to be transported back from the wilderness. He hires two men to stay behind. Expecting him to die, they rob and abandon him instead, leaving him helpless. When he recovers, he is hellbent on revenge. Inarritu wants Penn to play one of the men who left him for dead. . . . Mike Fleming, Deadline.com, November 4
According to The Hollywood Reporter, DiCaprio has been interested in starring in an adaptation of The Crowded Room, a book about Billy Milligan, the first person to successfully use multiple personality disorder as a defense in a criminal trial, for almost 20 years, and it's finally moving forward.