First Poster and Synopsis for THE IMPOSSIBLE Starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor

     November 3, 2010

the_impossible_movie_poster_slice_01

Steve spent the day at the American Film Market (AFM) and nabbed a shot of the poster for The Impossible along with the film’s synopsis.  The movie stars Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, and is director Juan Antoino Bayona’s follow-up to The Orphanage.  Hit the jump to check out the poster and the synopsis.

Click on the poster to see a larger version.

the_impossible_movie_poster_01

Here’s the synopsis for The Impossible:

A terrifying and emotional story based on one family’s experience of the 2004 tsunami, THE IMPOSSIBLE is a compelling account of perseverance and survival in the face of unimaginable disaster and chaos.

MARIA (Naomi Watts), HENRY (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise.  But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth.  As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.

Henry grabs the two youngest boys, SIMON and THOMAS, but it’s too late: the wave smashes into him with incredible force and dislodges his grip.  Maria is pushed underwater, where she is crushed and battered by debris to the brink of death.  She finally surfaces in a raging black sea, which has completely submerged her three-story hotel and the surrounding landscape.  Maria gasps for breath, while she tries to understand what has just happened, convinced that her family has been obliterated in the blink of an eye.  But then, her eldest son, LUCAS (Tom Holland), surfaces a few meters ahead in the wild flood.  Face-to-face with something unexpected and incomprehensible, she must fight against all odds for her child’s survival.  And her own.

Based on a true story, THE IMPOSSIBLE is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.  But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.  Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, THE IMPOSSIBLE is a journey to the core of the human heart.

the_impossible_synopsis_image

Around The Web

Latest News

NOSFERATU Remake in the Works with THE WITCH Director Robert Eggers

Eggers took home the Best Director prize at Sundance for scaring the hell out of everyone there.

Tommy Lee Jones Joins Matt Damon in BOURNE 5

Production is expected to begin later this summer. 'Bourne 5' opens on July 29, 2016.

VACATION Review

John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein’s reboot is a trip worth taking.

Bryan Cranston Is a Blacklisted Screenwriter in New TRUMBO Images

Helen Mirren and Diane Lane also star in the drama about the man who won two Oscars under a pseudonym.

THE NIGHT BEFORE Red-Band Trailer: Seth Rogen Celebrates NSFW Christmas

Lizzy Caplan, Jillian Bell, and Michael Shannon also star in Jonathan Levine's new comedy.

New SICARIO Trailer Ratchets Up the Tension

'Sicario' will make its U.S./North American premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 2015.

Jeff Nichols’ Sci-Fi Film MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Pushed to 2016

Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, and Adam Driver lead the original story, which was initially set for release this November.

First Images for Charlie Kaufman’s ANOMALISA and DEMOLITION Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

Kaufman makes his stop-motion animation debut, while Gyllenhaal fronts an intense drama from the director of 'Dallas Buyers Club'.

TIFF 2015 Lineup Includes THE MARTIAN, SICARIO, THE DANISH GIRL, and More

Ridley Scott's sci-fi film will world premiere in Toronto along with a new documentary from Michael Moore, the Bryan Cranston-fronted 'Trumbo', and more.

Tig Notaro, Eugene Mirman Lead FUN FUN FUN FEST Lineup

The Austin, TX festival kicks off in November.

Page 1 of 4,06312345...102030...Last »