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The Revenant trailer: Leonardo DiCaprio is shooting for the Oscar in this revenge Western

Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Academy Award-winning film Birdman is a dark comedy set almost entirely in one theater and shot to look like a single take. Iñárritu's follow-up film is pretty much the polar opposite of that, although its Oscar ambition seems equally apparent.

The Revenant, "inspired by true events," stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a 19th century frontiersman who was mauled by a bear and left for dead by his expedition group (which includes Tom Hardy). The trailer is heavy on tension, ambience, beards, drums, and heavy breathing.

Written by Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith — and "based in part" on Michael Punke's 2002 novel of the same name — The Revenant is scheduled to hit theaters this Christmas Day.