The story of Moby Dick is considered a literary classic but little do most know that the book penned by Herman Melville was actually inspired by true accounts. The story of the white whale first came to light in 1820, when a crew on board the whaling vessel Essex was rammed by a mammoth size whale.
The story of that true account will be brought to life by director Ron Howard in the motion picture In the Heart of the Sea. Starring Chris Hemsworth Brendon Gleeson, Cillian Murphy and Ben Whishaw, the story chronicles the dramatic events during and after the battle with the gargantuan whale, which leaves the surviving crew members braving storms, starvation, panic and despair in order to stay alive.
Check out the trailer for In the Heart of the Sea above and tell us if you’re excited about this one. The film is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2015.