The success of last year’s Life of Pi and the continued prevalence of people making “Wilson” jokes any time a volley ball happens to be lying around proves that movie audiences have an affection for a good lost at sea story. With this in mind, director J.C. Chandor has decided to follow up his head-turning debut feature, Margin Call, with a sinking ship survival tale starring screen legend Robert Redford.
The film is called All is Lost, it sounds like it’s a pretty harrowing tale of sharks, storms, and sun exposure, and it has now released a trailer so that we can all get a glimpse at what exactly Chandor made Redford go through while they were out there filming.
All is Lost played at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where early word seemed to be that Redford is giving one of the best performances of his career in it, but that the film is so slow-building, long, and sparse that its likely to turn off many audiences. Redford is the only credited actor, after all, and it’s said he only speaks a few times throughout the whole thing. Will the same people who didn’t mind getting a little bored with Tom Hanks during Cast Away be willing to give Redford even more of a chance to take his time and tell a story without the need to constantly engage their senses?
We’ll get our chance to find out on October 18, as that’s when this one is set to hit theaters. Maybe don’t plan any boating trips around then.