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Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor Brave The Elements In Longer The Impossible Trailer

Back in January, we brought you the Spanish teaser for The Impossible, one of our most-anticipated features for the coming year primarily because it’s the latest from The Orphanage director Juan Antonio Bayona. Twitch had that clip at the time, and must have a tie to the studio’s marketing department, because they’ve posted the latest full trailer to Impossible. We’re sharing it below:

Bayona plans to follow a family as they cope with the sudden, devastating effect of the powerful tsunami that swept over Thailand in 2004. He has hired Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts to play the parents of young boys, but as you can see in the clip (despite a clunky translation into Spanish), the epic visuals will be the star of Bayona’s drama.

The trailer seems to suggest that Impossible will spend time developing the family dynamic, which is wise. We need to care for the survival of these characters if Impossible is going to carry any weight. We need to root for the parents to reunite with their children, otherwise this is just another Roland Emmerich knock-off, and I honestly don’t think that’s what Bayona intends.

The Impossible is expected to reach theaters in Spain in October. We don’t yet have a release date for the U.S., though I’m hoping that Warner Bros. slots it into its potential awards calendar, meaning we might see Impossible at one of the fall film festivals, be it Toronto, New York or possibly AFI in Los Angeles. We’ll keep you posted when we hear concrete release information. Until then, enjoy the trailer, and all of its devastating beauty.

Sean O'Connell

Managing Director at CinemaBlend. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.