It’s been six years since Peter Weir’s last film, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, and that length of time combined with a filmmaker of Weir’s talent makes for tremendous anticipation. It looks like that anticipation will finally pay off as the first images of Weir’s new film, The Way Back, have landed online. Here’s the brief synopsis of the film:
When they escape a Siberian labor camp in 1940, seven courageous multi-national prisoners discover the true meaning of friendship as their epic journey takes them across thousands of miles of hostile terrain en-route to India and their freedom.
The film stars Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan, and should be on your must-see list of 2010, although we don’t know the film’s exact release date yet. Hit the jump to check out the new images.
Thanks to Quiet Earth for finding these images. Head over to their site to see three more.