Although the latest trailer for writer Sergio G. Sanchez and director Juan Antonio Bayona’s English-language debut “The Impossible” is dubbed in Spanish, it doesn’t detract from its impact one bit. The film, which takes place during the tsunami that laid waste to Thailand back in 2004, follows a family as they attempt to survive one of the worst natural disasters in country’s history. The film opens in Spain on October 12th, though an American release date has yet to be set as of this writing. Here’s hoping someone gets off their bloated behind and gets this thing into cinemas as soon as possible. Personally, I think the picture looks remarkable.
Check out this official synopsis if you’d like to know more:
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.
It would have been nice to receive the trailer in English, but it kind of makes sense that one hasn’t popped up yet considering we don’t have a proper release date to speak of. No matter. The trailer is impressive with or without the original language track. Have a look.