Peter Weir’s ‘The Way Back’ Trailer Walks Over the Himalayas

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.

What do you think?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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