When Hollywood sees something different work, they don’t wait long to try and duplicate its success. While the production was tough, the critical and box office success that greeted “The Revenant” has seemed to make suits bullish on survival narratives. Christian Bale just signed up for the survival tale “Hostiles,” about the journey of an Army captain a Native war chief. And now comes a wintry epic about with some notes that feel very familiar.
Deadline reports that Albert Hughes, in his first solo jam outside of his partnership with Allen Hughes (“Menace II Society,” “The Book Of Eli“), will direct “The Solutrean.” Inspired by the idea tossed around by some folks that Europeans settled in North America over 20,000 years ago, the movie stars Jóhannes Haukur Johannesson, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jens Hultén, Natasha Wilson, Marcin Kowalczyk, and Spencer Bogaert, and tells the Ice Age set story about a hunting trip the goes bad, and the tough journey home that follows. Hmm…feels like something I’ve seen recently….
Sony is ramping things up, with IMAX-3D cameras rolling on Monday. Let’s hope Hughes has his own flavor to bring and we’re not just looking at “The Revenant: Even More Olden Times.” No release date has been set, but I’d wager this won’t arrive until next year.