Here’s a new behind the scenes featurette for the new Ewen McGregor, Naomi Watts film The Impossible. Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage), the film tells the true story of a family’s struggle to survive after a tsunami rocked Thailand in 2004. The interesting thing about this video, is that we get a glimpse at the real story and real people that the movie is based on. The film is slated to hit theaters December 21st, hit the jump for the full synopsis and featurette.
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A powerful story based on one family’s survival of the 2004 tsunami, The Impossible stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and is directed by J.A. Bayona (THE ORPHANAGE).
Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.
Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives. Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, The Impossible is a journey to the core of the human heart.