After a number of prior iterations with Michael Fassbender, Charlie Hunnam, Margot Robbie, Rosamund Pike, and more attached, along with director Gerardo Naranjo, The Mountain Between Us finally went into production late last year with Hany Abu-Assad (Omar, Paradise Now) helming and Kate Winslet and Idris Elba taking the lead. Ahead of a fall release, the first trailer has now arrived for the drama following two strangers who survive a plane crash, then must survive the wilderness.
“I think optimism and hope is crucial to survive,” the director tells USA Today. “And to go on with your life even if you’ve had a lot of bad luck. So if you give (in) to the bad luck, you will die. (But) if you fight the bad luck, you have a better chance to survive and make your life better. This is very simple wisdom, yes? But still very crucial especially in these kind of days, when everybody feels entitled to their good luck.”
Also starring Beau Bridges and Dermot Mulroney, check out the trailer below.
Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible.
The Mountain Between Us opens on October 20, 2017.