Peter Weir's 'The Way Back' Trailer

Director Peter Weir is back with The Way Back, another tale of epic proportions. The film stars Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, and Ed Harris, and tells of prisoners escaping from a Soviet gulag who have to brave the harsh elements to get back home.

We've seen survival stories such as this dozens of times, but Weir usually never disappoints. I'm big fan of The Truman Show, Master and Commander, and of course Dead Poets Society. The Way Back doesn't feature a bearded and dramatic Robin Williams, mind you, but I'll check it out anyway.

The Way Back opens December 29th in Los Angeles to make the Oscar cut, and then rolls out across the rest of the country in January.

Check out the trailer below.

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