the revenant, leonardo dicaprioThe first trailer for Leonardo DiCaprio and director Alejandro G. Inarritu's collaboration "The Revenant" is here, and what it lacks in dialogue it makes up for with some breathtaking imagery -- and lots and lots of heavy breathing.

DiCaprio stars in the period drama as Hugh Glass, a trapper who, according to the film's official logline, "must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter, and warring Native American tribes in relentless quest to survive and exact vengeance on the men who betrayed him." That's not all necessarily clear from this clip, though the "hostile" and "brutal" descriptors are right on the money; the world in this film looks rough and uninviting, and is teeming with chaos and violence around every turn.

It's all seen more or less from Glass's point of view, and the thumping score gives way to the character's quick, labored breathing as the action intensifies and the clip climaxes.

"I ain't afraid to die anymore," Glass says. "I've done it already."

Based on his haggard appearance, his screams of frustration, his struggle to catch his breath, it's hard to argue with that assessment. Now, he just needs to figure out how to live.

"The Revenant" is Innaritu's follow-up to his Oscar-winning "Birdman," and it seems clear he's gunning for another gold guy for this flick, too. The sumptuous cinematography and full-throttle pace suggest he may just get it.

"The Revenant," also starring Tom Hardy, is due in theaters on December 25.

From Academy Award winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, watch the new teaser trailer for The Revenant Movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Posted by The Revenant Movie on Friday, July 17, 2015

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