So what was Inarritu expected to do after "Birdman?" Completely raise the bar on himself. I believe he may have done with that the first look at "The Revenant."
It does not look like "The Revenant" is at all cerebral or even comedic. This looks like it is going to be a piercing drama. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhall Gleeson and Lukas Haas, a pretty impressive cast by itself. It seems like Inarritu is up to make a completely different movie than he made last year, and that to me is the sign of a true artist.
Take a look at "The Revenant" below, it will hit theaters sometime this December.
"In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. "