Oscar-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) is back on the big screen with an action adventure “In the Heart of the Sea,” based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s 2000 best-selling book about the journey of the American whaleship Essex which was sunk by a giant whale in the southern Pacific Ocean in 1820.
The film is slated for a March 15, 2015 release.
The New England whaling ship Essex is attacked in the winter of 1820 by a whale with enormous size, the strength of will, and an almost human feeling of vengeance.
In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was attacked by a mammoth sperm whale with an almost human sense of vengeance. The true-life maritime disaster inspired Herman Melville (a whaler himself) for his 1851 novel Moby-Dick, but somehow the story was incomplete.
“In the Heart of the Sea” primarily tries to focus on the torment that followed as the crew members tried to survive for 90 days, thousands of miles from the coast of South America. As we can read in many articles present online, 13 of the 21 crew members were dead and the eight survivors had to do the unthinkable to stay alive.
Movie Trailer – In the Heart of the Sea
In the film, the whaleship Essex is captained by George Pollard Jr. (Benjamin Walker) who had a crew of 20 with first mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth), second mate Matthew Joy (Cillian Murphy), cabin boy Thomas Nickerson (Tom Holland) and novelist Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw) whose account later brings the story to light.