I don’t know, you guys, I just don’t know. This movie looks like something that is right up my alley but ALSO something that will completely terrify me. I’m not sure whether I can handle seeing it on the big screen. What’s everyone else thinking? Maybe I’ll read the book first and then decide? Argh. It’s out in December! And it has so many people I like in it that I really WANT to see it. And it’s historical! BUT SCARY ARGH.
Also: I think I ranted about this regarding a previous trailer, and I know I did regarding the way Sleepy Hollow was being discussed, but: Moby-Dick is a novel. Someone wrote it. Insisting on calling it a “myth” – though I understand that that’s trying to get at how it’s become this cultural force and idea beyond just people who have read the book – devalues the writers. SOMEONE HAS TO STAND UP FOR MELVILLE, DARN IT.
ALSO also: I just realized the great Ben Whishaw is playing Melville himself, which is awesome and also makes me curious whether they’re putting Melville ON the ship, which he, of course, wasn’t. He was a baby when this happened. (I honestly didn’t notice him in any of the ship scenes in the trailer because I was TOO BUSY BEING TERRIFIED.)
Oooh, new trailer for In the Heart of the Sea, based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s book about the historical events that inspired Moby-Dick and starring Chris Hemsworth. I’m fascinated by this subject material, but I honestly think I might be too much of a wimp to see this on the big screen. Anyone else?
Warner Bros. has released the first teaser trailer for In the Heart of the Sea, and it looks terrifying. It’s based on the book of the same name by Nathaniel Philbrick and stars Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and more. The movie will be in theaters on March 13th.
Deadline reports that British actor Tom Holland (The Impossible) has joined the cast of In the Heart of the Sea, based on the nonfiction book by Nathaniel Philbrick. It’s about the true story of the whaleship Essex, on which Moby-Dick was based. He’ll reportedly be playing Thomas Nickerson, a young cabin boy who survived the ordeal and later wrote about it; his account was one of Philbrick’s sources for the book. Chris Hemsworth is starring and Ron Howard directing. The adaptation was written by Charles Leavitt.