Back in 2006, book critic Barbara Scott claimed that “‘The Long Walk’ is so cinematic that you have to wonder why it has never been made into a movie.”

That statement proved to be prescient because now that novel about a handful of prisoners crossing over the planet’s harshest terrain in order to see freedom has been turned into a film by the phenomenal Peter Weir.

The director of masterful human stories like Master and Commander, Dead Poets Society, and Witness now has a trailer out there in the world for his latest – The Way Back. It looks treacherous and raw. It appears to be Man vs Nature in all its glory.

See for yourself:

It boasts a fine cast featuring Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Ed Harris, Mark Strong, and other foreign-born talents like Dragos Bucur. Hopefully they’ll last longer than the guys from Van Diemen’s Land did before turning to cannibalism.

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