U.S. actor Leonardo Di Caprio is in far southern Argentina to shoot the final scenes of The Revenant, directed by Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, the recent winner of the Oscar for Best Picture for Birdman.
The Hollywood star arrived in the city of Ushuaia on Sunday and will remain there for four days filming several scenes that it was not possible to shoot in Canada due to the lack of snow, local media reported on Monday. Most of the shooting for the film was done in Calgary.
In The Revenant, DiCaprio plays Hugh Glass, a well-known U.S. explorer and fur trapper who lived from 1780 to 1833, and who - upon being attacked by a bear and abandoned by his companions - begins a dangerous expedition during winter to return to his family.
For the filming of the last scene, which is being done near the Oliva River, experts had to widen the riverbed in advance so that the takes would look better, sources with the film crew told the daily Perfil.
The film, in which Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter also star, is scheduled for release in December.
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This movie has been fraught with so many prr- production problems that they missed their winter shooting dates in Alberta Canada.Jul 28th, 2015 - 06:47 am 0
They were forced to utilise hurried contingency plans to shoot in the Argentina winter - hardly their first choice to work!
All production vehicles had to have their licence plate pre-cleared by Filmus, the Malvinas Observatory.and Veterans groups.
So Lenny The Goat is in Ushuaia?Jul 28th, 2015 - 06:29 pm 0
I wonder if he is having to shit in the woods with the other animals, mostly the argies, who can no longer shit in Ushuaia due to the sewage system not being repaired?
BTW I thought Calgary was part of Canada, in Alberta no less?
ChrisRJul 28th, 2015 - 09:58 pm 0
Sorry if I was not clear.
Most of the shooting was done in the Calgary AREA, in Alberta.
Calgary is a growing city, but the transition from urban to rural setting is quite abrupt - leave the environs of the city, and you are almost immediately in a rural area.
To the west of the city are rolling hills, but very soon this gives way to forest.
Production was delayed and they ran out of time. The weather warned and the snow melted.
With summer coming on, the needed to film the final scenes in the Southern Hemisphere to get snow.
Enrique lives in a nice home, a short distance west of Calgary, in a small town surrounded by farms.
He might even know more about this.