Around the holidays we posted a striking international teaser trailer for The Impossible, the English-language debut of director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage). Warner Bros. has followed up with a full trailer, and though broader (and still dubbed in Spanish), it leaves just as much of an impression. Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star as the parents of a family caught in the tsunami that hit Thailand in 2004. The mass destruction is on display here, but the official synopsis promises “true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria (Watts) and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.” Watch the trailer after the break.
The Impossible is set to open in Spain, Bayona’s home country, on October 12. There’s no U.S. release date yet. I love what I see in the trailers, and McGregor and Watts are the top candidates for My Very Favorite Actors – British Divison. So I hope we get it sooner rather than later. Trailer via Twitch:
A powerful story based on one family’s survival of the 2004 tsunami, The Impossible stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and is directed by J.A. Bayona (THE ORPHANAGE).
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.
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.