In the Heart of the Sea, the true story that was used as the basis for Moby Dick was set to come out a while ago, but it was pushed back to December. Now, we’ve finally got a second trailer for the film directed by Ron Howard and Starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, and Jordi Molla.
The original tale about the whaleship Essex tells the story of an angry whale who rammed the ship in the middle of the south pacific. While many died in the initial attack, the survivors were left to drift for more than three months at sea during which many starved, fell ill, and even resorted to cannibalism.
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.