The Guardian newspaper (via Youtube) have got there hands on the UK Trailer for Peter Weir’s new movie THE WAY BACK starring Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan, Dejan Angelov and Dragos Bucur.
Its been a long 7 years sine the Australian filmmaker has graced our cinema screens and that was with Master & Commander starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettnay a movie I enjoyed and great to see he back with another exciting movie, just have a look at his cv of movies and you can see he’s one of the most admired filmmakers with The Truman Show , Green Card , Dead Poets Society , The Mosquito Coast and Gallipoli some of the movies hes brought us.
The Way Back premiered recently at the Telluride Film Festival to some good reviewsand for some reason Ive seen the odd movie website actually slating this, cant see why (yet). The movie will be out in UK on December 26th, with USA getting a limited release in January 2011.
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The Way Back is the fact-based story of the escape of soldiers from a Siberian gulag in 1940. It is based on several sources, most notably the Slavomir Rawicz book The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom. The book is Rawicz’s account of being captured by the Red Army in 1939 and his journey to freedom with other inmates. The group crossed the Siberian arctic, the Gobi desert and the Himalayas, finally settling in Tibet and India.