McGregor, Watts try to do The Impossible in wrenching railer
For his English language debut, Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage) chose to go straight for the heart with a story based on the real-life experiences of a family vacationing in Thailand when a tsunami struck in 2004.
The first trailer has popped up online and it is beautiful and brutal at the same time, showing Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts as a happily married couple with their three boys who get suddenly separated when a giant wave wipes away all in its path. Though each parent ends up finding a child, the family unit is still severed as we hear verses from U2's "One" over images of a battered and weather-beaten Watts desperate to find help, McGregor vows that his family will do the impossible and reunite despite the Indian Ocean tsunami that saw hundreds of thousands perish.
The Impossible will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before hitting theatres in December and it looks like it's going to be an emotional journey of just how far the human spirit can be stretched.