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 mari...
U.S. Release DateIn the Heart of the Sea release date was Friday, December 11, 2015. This was a Nationwide in theaters release. 2D; IMAX
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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Rating MPAAPG-13 for intense sequences of action and peril, brief startling violence, and thematic material
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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. “In the 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.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- Based on the National Book Award-winning book by Nathaniel Philbrick.
- Screenwriter Peter Morgan will rewrite script by Charles Leavitt which was adapted from the book "In The Heart Of The Sea: The Tragedy Of The Whaleship Essex" by Nathaniel Philbrick (Deadline, 8/22/13).
- The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-winning director of photography Anthony Dod Mantle ("Slumdog Millionaire," "Rush"); production designer Mark Tildesley ("The Fifth Estate"); Oscar-winning editors Mike Hill ("Apollo 13," "Rush") and Dan Hanley ("Apollo 13"); costume designer Julian Day ("Rush") and composer Roque Baños ("Evil Dead").
Also Known As
- In the Heart of the Sea