Get ready to get waterlogged at the multiplex. Movies out on the open water will be having a mini-moment in the next six months. Ron Howard‘s “In The Heart Of The Sea,” originally scheduled for release this spring, now swims out into the holiday season later this year, and coming right after it will be “The Finest Hours.” Both are based on true stories, and now the first trailer for the latter has arrived.
Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, John Ortiz and Eric Bana, with Craig Gillespie (“Lars And The Real Girl,” “Fright Night“) behind the camera, the story follows the crew of an oil tanker who must fight to survive after their ship is ripped in half during a vicious storm. Here’s the official synopsis:
On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.
Originally slated to arrive this fall, “The Finest Hours” will drop in IMAX and 3D on January 29, 2016. Watch below.