The story of Moby Dick is one of the most well known stories out there, and outside of the story of the whale, the story of the crew that battled him is fascinating. Now one of my personal favorite directors of today, Ron Howard, is taking on that exact story with a personal favorite lead actor of mine, Chris Hemsworth. A new trailer has been released, this time focusing on the crew that took on the monster whale.
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. In the 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.
This is one of my most anticipated movies for next year. There hasn’t been a Ron Howard movie that I haven’t liked yet, and Chris Hemsworth is well, Chris Hemsworth. Then you add the story of the crew that took on Moby Dick? Yeah, I’m completely in.
In the Heart of the Sea is set to open on March 13th, 2015. Directed by Ron Howard starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Michelle Fairley, Paul Anderson, Charlotte Riley, and Jordi Mollà.