Robert Redford will be seen next year in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a rare move into big budget blockbusters by the actor, but before that he’s currently appearing in fairly low budget ‘lost at sea’ movie called All is Lost. The film is written and directed by J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) and Robert Redford is the only cast member.
Watch the trailer below:
Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner’s intuition and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
All is Lost is currently having a limited release across the US, and will open in the UK on 26 December, 2013.