Chris Hemsworth stars in a Ron Howard directed flick inspired by real events about a mammoth sized whale which attacked a whaling ship in the 1820’s. The first official trailer for ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ takes a quick look at some of the events that took place when a New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by the huge ocean dweller. The film’s script was adapted from Nathaniel Philbrick’s 2000 National Book Award-winning nonfiction book of the same name. The film also stars Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Jordi Molla. “In the Heart of the Sea” opens in theaters on March 13, 2015.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.”