‘The Way Back’ UK trailer

Posted by · 8:16 am · October 8th, 2010

The big news earlier this week was the announcement of a one-week qualifying run for Peter Weir’s “The Way Back” (which will be discussed by Anne and I this morning in the podcast). I had my say on the film at Telluride, but today, via The Guardian, we’re treated to the first trailer for the film. It’s cut a bit intensely but you get a decent idea of the scope of the film. Check it out by clicking the image below or watch an embed after the jump.

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  • 1 10-08-2010 at 8:23 am

    Evan said...

    Holy shit this looks stunning. Kris, do you know the approximate runtime of the film?

  • 2 10-08-2010 at 8:28 am

    McAllister said...

    Looks gorgeous. I hope its super long (appropriately long, rather). Team Farrell. Team Weir.

  • 3 10-08-2010 at 8:30 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I don’t quite remember, Evan. It felt robust.

  • 4 10-08-2010 at 8:30 am

    Keith said...

    Agreed on it being “cut a bit intensely”….but hell, i ate it up like chocolate pudding. Cant wait. Looks stunning, Phenomenal cast.

  • 5 10-08-2010 at 8:31 am

    tintin(uruguay) said...

    I really loved this trailerrrr!! Great year!

  • 6 10-08-2010 at 8:44 am

    Valeska Popozuda said...

    Looks like I’ve seen before… Defiance?

  • 7 10-08-2010 at 8:52 am

    Jim T said...

    My, arguably, nonsensical love for animals will surely make me roll my eyes to the snake scene, especially to that, by nature, lame joke and if it comes to them or the wolfs I’m pretty sure I’ll be on Team Wolfs, since I don’t know personally any of the human characters. So…

    …even if the rest of the trailer hadn’t made me believe this is probably a slow, mostly macho, epic bore, I’ll probably skip it.

    I know my criteria (in the first paragraph) seem absurd, but I want to be honest. Hey, it probably has great cinematography and maybe performances. It’s possible that it has something interesting to say about human nature. I’m sure many people will enjoy it. Maybe they’ll say “it’s your loss”. But it doesn’t matter to me.

    Still, I might end up seeing it. Who knows?

    I’m suspecting I’ll regret posting this…

  • 8 10-08-2010 at 8:57 am

    ChrisG said...

    Are they all playing russian characters or why do all of them speak English with russian accents? Doesn’t really fit. Making it digestible for non-russian viewers might be the reason, though I don’t like it.
    Apart from that the film looks good but the trailer is definately “cut a bit intensely”

  • 9 10-08-2010 at 8:59 am

    Graysmith said...

    Looks pretty damn fantastic. Definitely caught my attention despite the rapid-fire cutting at the end.

    Could it be a serious contender for a cinematography nomination? The combination of Weir and Boyd has certainly been successful in the past and this looks pretty outstanding.

  • 10 10-08-2010 at 9:26 am

    James said...

    Interesting. I don’t think a trailer like this can do it justice.

  • 11 10-08-2010 at 10:13 am

    D said...


    Some are Russian some are Polish…..English is there common language so its perfectly reasonable that they all speak it

  • 12 10-08-2010 at 10:24 am

    JJ1 said...

    Wow. Maybe I’m jumping the gun (on my own anticiaption), but this looks friggin’ incredible. My type of movie; and this trailer, while frenetic, got goosebumps out of me.

  • 13 10-08-2010 at 10:38 am

    Tye-Grr said...

    The “intense cutting” of the trailer is certainly valid, but I’m in. The cast alone seems worth it.

    And let me just say that Saoirse Ronan has been making some interesting film choices and has been delivering excellent performances. Sure, ‘The Lovely Bones’ didn’t turn out as hoped, but she was fantastic, and carried the film. In ‘Atonement’, she showed range and poise beyond her years. I can’t wait to see her in this. I think she and Dakota Fanning will have long and fruitful careers.

  • 14 10-08-2010 at 11:57 am

    xBj. said...

    The cinematography looks amazing.
    Everything does.

    I’m changing shifts. Sorry, mister Deakins,
    though I wouldn’t mind being wrong (again).

  • 15 10-08-2010 at 12:12 pm

    Jacob S. said...

    Looks very epic. I guess I have to get around to seeing Master and Commander now.

  • 16 10-08-2010 at 1:19 pm

    Corran Horn said...

    Whoah! Now that was awesome. The editing was a little too ramped up, but I love everything I see.

  • 17 10-08-2010 at 2:39 pm

    AdamA said...

    With such a crowded year, it might get left out of the ten. Based on that trailer, though, if it gets in: watch out. The Harris and Weir due-ness certainly help.

  • 18 10-08-2010 at 3:48 pm

    Jake G. said...

    Best Picture runner up:)

  • 19 10-08-2010 at 8:27 pm

    Mike said...

    Team Harris! For the Oscar!

  • 20 10-09-2010 at 12:58 am

    alex said...

    please the name of the song from the trailer

  • 21 10-10-2010 at 12:47 am

    Marshall1 said...

    Mmmmm…..best pic nom?

  • 22 10-10-2010 at 12:52 pm

    Leone said...

    That trailer was all about the music. Play it back silently — that’s how you can tell if a trailer works or not. To me that was cut all to hell and that makes me worry for the movie.

  • 23 10-10-2010 at 2:17 pm

    matsunaga said...

    This trailer is shouting “Please give Peter Weir his Oscar!”

    I guess we’ve just added another film on the Best Picture list?

  • 24 10-10-2010 at 2:20 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Leone: Why does that make you worry f0r the movie? More of this hesitation based on how a trailer is cut (which is, in an of itself, nothing but marketing). I don’t get it.