The first trailer for Peter Weir’s (The Truman Show) World War II film The Way Back is now available online. Featuring a stellar cast which includes Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Mark Strong, and Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones), the film is an adaptation of Slavomir Rawicz’s memoir The Long Walk: The True Story of a Walk to Freedom. Like the memoir, the film tells the story of a group of prisoners who escape a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk and endure a grueling journey to British India. I’m definitely intrigued by the footage here as it showcases some epic locations and beautiful cinematography. Moreover, and less critically speaking, I’ll see virtually anything that comes courtesy of Peter Weir and Ed Harris.
To check out the trailer, hit the jump. The film was recently acquired by Newmarket Films and is anticipating a January 21st, 2011 release to be preceded by a limited release on December 29th.
Here’s the trailer: