The Revenant is the forthcoming drama/thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio as 1800s frontiersman Hugh Glass who explored the uncharted wilderness as an expert beaver tracker. After a brutal bear attack, Glass is left for dead by his hunting team. He is forced to use his survival skills in order to make it back to his beloved family. The film, which will be released on Christmas Day 2015, was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, whose Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) won an Oscar for Best Picture earlier this year.
A strange brutal story deserves a strange, brutal music score, and The Revenant has one. Three composers worked on the film — Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, and Bryce Dessner. Iñárritu, a self-proclaimed frustrated musician, recently gave props to the composers who made “this weird guacamole of music.” P.S. The Revenant is based The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke.