Weather brutal for Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Revenant shoot

LEOLeonardo DiCaprio stars in the highly anticipated action/drama The Revenantwhich is being shot in Banff, Alberta.

Best known for the Oscar-winning film Birdmandirector Alejandro G. Inarritu is currently at the helm of this massive project that many feel will be a strong contender for the Oscars.

Unfortunately, the weather doesn’t seem to want to cooperate. The rapidly changing warm and cold weather conditions of the vast mountain ranges of Banff National Park have proven to be a massive strain on the production.

The film started shooting in September of last year and is expected to continue straight through until August.

For one scene that was supposed to take place in snow, the weather was warm, so shooting had to be postponed.

Later, the weather turned extremely cold, but because they were filming a scene that was set during the fall, the actors could not wear gloves or hats.

One actor had to be dragged naked across the ground. Inarritu told The Hollywood Reporter he was worried about the actor’s genitals and put down plastic sheets for protection against the cold.

Production on the film became a real challenge when communication issues led to a two week break in December being extended to six weeks, which forced co-star Tom Hardy to quit his role as Rick Flagg in Suicide Squad to accommodate the filming schedule.

Alejandro G. Inarritu

There have been an ongoing series of events that have delayed production of this movie but Inarritu is not concerned, as he is confident the final product will be amazing. “When you see the film, you will see the scale of it… you will say, ‘Wow.’ ”

The Revenant is due in theaters December 25. ~Greg Chisholm



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  1. MA • July 23, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

    GLAD to hear it!!!! We don’t want this twerp in Canada anyway, his yapping against the Alberta Oil Sands makes him an enemy in my opinion. He is another hypocrite, just like Gore and Suzuki….determined to prevent Canada from selling our CLEAN oil but at the same time, accepting the DIRTY oil from California, Saudi and other middle east armpit countries. He is a total HYPOCRITE with a carbon footprint bigger than any of us will ever have. I will never go see a movie with him in it and I, for one, do not welcome him in Canada. Go back where you belong De Caprio, we don’t want you here.

  2. Donnie • July 23, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

    MA: You forget one factor from your Rant: He is a total ‘RICH’ HYPOCRITE.

    Money is always at the route of things (including oil). Wait until the US invades us for our water resources and then you’ll have something to truly bitch, complain, and rant about.

  3. Laurel Panchuk • July 23, 2015 @ 2:21 PM

    No such thing as CLEAN OIL ! Wow , what a statement. Why do you think they were having all the changes in weather in Banff. It is called climate change. It is real. I support DeCaprio’s environmental concerns and dedication. Alberta is decimating their province-as money talks and greed is endemic.

  4. Kris • July 23, 2015 @ 4:12 PM

    Ma…clearly your anger is getting the best of your cognitive ability. I suggest you read and learn, then make a cogent point in your rants.

  5. Kaney • July 24, 2015 @ 7:23 AM

    Leo is famous and rich and intelligent. He could sit back and enjoy his wealth and say and do nothing BUT he cares deeply about what is happening to our planet. We are so fuel consumptive while mostly disregarding future generations. Ma your rant has no substance only that of an illiterate, opinionated redneck.
    Leo is very welcomed in my books

  6. Trk • January 8, 2016 @ 8:45 AM

    Why would the US need Canada’s “water resources?” I live in the US, and my state borders 2 of the Great Lakes, which are the world’s largest freshwater system. We also border the biggest river in North America, and have 15,000 freshwater lakes within our border. This is one state out of 50. US also includes Alaska. Canadians….

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