Tissue, please: new trailer for movie about 2004 tsunami from Spanish director J.A. Bayona is out
The tagline alone gives me the goosies: “Nothing is more powerful than the human spirit.”
By ANGIE ROMERO
I’ve been a huge fan of Guillermo del Toro’s protégé J.A. Bayona (short for Juan Antonio) since 2007’s The Orphanage, and was super excited when I heard he would be directing this feature about the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia which devastated the region, killing close to 200,000 people. With a cast led by Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, The Impossible will be the film that makes him a household name in the States. Not bad, considering it’s only his second feature.
An official selection of the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, The Impossible will be released in theaters on December 21, 2012, almost exactly 8 years since the tragedy struck. The movie centers on one family (Watts, McGregor and their three kids), who are on vacation in paradise until Mother Nature unleashes her fury. This is their true story of survival.
If you feel like crying your eyeballs out, watch the trailer below.
And stay tuned for our interview with Bayona closer to the release date.
(Photo: courtesy of Summit Entertainment)