Official Trailer for Peter Weir’s ‘The Way Back’

Ever since it was officially announced that Peter Weir’s The Way Back will be receiving an Oscar qualifying limited release in December, the film seems to have attained a new life. Internet buzz for the film has increased gradually as Awards forecasters scramble to determine if it has the right stuff to score a Best Picture nomination, or at least some performance nods. The film is destined for more attention as its first official trailer was released today and it is remarkably well put-together, which hints that it might be a great movie.

When The Way Back premiered at the Telluride Film Festival it went by unseen by most of the major critics. Kris Tapley of In Contention was the film’s biggest champion, giving it 4 stars and calling it “incredibly moving and consistently engaging.” The film won’t be an easy sell, but it does offer the chance for Peter Weir to secure his 5th Best Director nomination and for its stars Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, and Jim Sturgess to get some potential Oscar consideration for the type of unifying performances that the Academy loves. Personally, I think the trailer looks fantastic and it shoots right up my list of most anticipated movies still to be released in 2010.

Can The Way Back ride its current wave of praise to a Best Picture nomination? Or will it’s very limited release restrict it to only performance and technical awards? Watch the trailer and let me know in the comments!

The Way Back will be released on December 29, 2010 in Los Angeles and January 21, 2011 in limited release in the U.S.

[Source: The Guardian]

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  • Andrew R.

    Looks excellent. But the one week release (which is so very, very stupid) is going to hurt its Oscar chances big time.

  • Wow looks great, I hope Colin gets some golden love. BTW the music in the trailer kind of didn’t fit with what was going on. Can’t wait to watch it though!

  • Jose

    I think it looks OK, but it is Peter Weir so he’ll end up surprising me, the trailer just did a bad job.

    As fot its Oscar chances? I can only see tech nominations, why couldn’t they do what they did with “The Tree of Life” and postpone it till next year so that it could have an actual shot?

  • tiger tim

    —TOOOOO GQ meets Discovery Channel and with
    the same-lame techno scoring.

    ON THIS, the once again ‘mysteriously overlooked’
    60th anniversary of the urgently relevant KOREAN WAR
    —we’d hoped the truly talented Weir would’ve been
    more AWAKE to what’s going on…

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