Its tagline is simple: Nothing is more powerful than the human spirit. If you have been following the development of The Impossible, then you know it is a drama based on true events that occurred when a massive tsunami struck Southeast Asia in 2004.
Juan Antonio Bayona’s film focuses on one family, as played by Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts and three kids, who are on vacation in Thailand when the wave comes in. Having watched the early Spanish language trailers, the visuals and ferocity of the tsunami looked intense. But this American trailer is all kinds of great with its emphasis on the human spirit.
Watch the first official US trailer for The Impossible. (For a high-def feed from Apple, click here):
On the morning of December 26th, as Maria (Watts), Henry (McGregor) and their three sons begin to enjoy their winter vacation in Thailand, their world is rattled at the unsuspecting terror of a giant wave crashing down on the resort. The Impossible is a docudrama based on one family’s account of being caught in one of the worst natural disasters of the 21st century. Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona, who previously directed The Orphanage, brings a key visual eye to the atrocity while also finding the beauty of human benevolence in trying times. The Impossible will have its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Summit Entertainment will roll this into theaters beginning December 21, 2012.
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