Inside ‘The Revenant’, new movie about 1823 grizzly bear mauling of mountain man Hugh Glass
Over the falls
This scene sequence was filmed at Kootenai Falls on the Kootenai River between Libby and Troy, Montana. From the trailer for the movie ‘The Revenant’.
New Hollywood movie has a Libby/Troy connection
by Dawn Ballou, LibbyMT.com
December 12, 2015
Men’s Journal has published an article about the upcoming Hollywood movie "The Revenant" which will be released on January 8, 2016. The movie is a fictionalized account inspired by the true story of a grizzly bear attack on Hugh Glass in 1823 in territory that is today South Dakota. The story is about the bear attack, Hugh Glass’s incredible survival, and his search for revenge on his compatriots who left him for dead in the wilderness.
The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass and is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, the Academy Award winning director of Birdman in 2015. The movie has 2016 Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture, Best Actor (DiCaprio), and Best Director (Iñárritu). Production on the movie began in fall of 2014.
Filming began in late 2014 and took place in British Columbia and Alberta including Victoria, Fortress mountain, Calgary, Alberta, at Mammoth Studios in Burnaby, British Columbia, in southern Argentina, and some river scenes at Kootenai Falls near Libby and Troy, Montana.
Shooting for the movie took 12 months and was considerably challenged by cold temperatures and Iñárritu’s insistence that it be shot in all natural light, limiting their window of shooting time of good light to about 20 minutes a day.
Click on this link to read the article in Men’s Journal: Inside 'The Revenant': Leonardo DiCaprio on the Toughest Movie He's Ever Made By Mickey Rapkin, www.mensjournal.com, Jan 2016