Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
First Photos Of Joseph Gordon-Levitt In Oliver Stone's Snowden
From Russia, with love
Drew Goddard Circling The Spider-Man Reboot
He's in discussions for the latest take on the character
Jennifer Lawrence Says It's What I Do
Steven Spielberg attached to direct the war photographer film
Idris Elba Heads To Netflix For Beasts Of No Nation
Cary Fukunaga's warlord drama finds a home
Ethan Hawke Rides In For The Magnificent Seven
Training Day reunion klaxon!
Latest Red Band Trailer For Get Hard
Will Ferrell: thug strife
Iko Uwais Runs To Mile 22
A new action thriller with Ronda Rousey
Jamie Dornan Heads To Anthropoid
He's leading a World War II thriller with Cillian Murphy
Sullivan Stapleton Dives Into The Lake
Luc Besson's new thriller
First Proper Look At Daredevil's Kingpin
Vincent D'Onofrio is ready to cause trouble
Joseph Kosinski Races To Gran Turismo
In talks to adapt the Sony videogame
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
26 February 2015
New Writer For Tomb Raider Reboot
Evan Daugherty gets the gig
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
18 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Ex Machina
Empire Star Rating
Unbroken (2014)
Empire Star Rating
'71 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Maleficent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Frank (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

First Look At Angelina Jolie's Unbroken
Bridge On The River Pi

31 October 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Universal Pictures

submit to reddit

For Angelina Jolie's second directorial project, Unbroken, she's headed out into the Pacific to recreate the remarkable wartime exploits of downed US airman Louis Zamperini. It's a bold and potentially brilliant undertaking: an uplifting, against-all-the-odds tale of courage, disaster, endurance and survival. If that doesn't win your attention, it will also have sharks. Lots and lots of sharks.

Happily, none of the toothy critters cameo in these first-look pics of Jolie and her cast and crew in action. Eschewing the old Hollywood maxim about never shooting at sea, and replacing water tanks with a floating rig, Team Unbroken has been hard at work on location in Australia's Moreton Bay this month. In the rafts are Jack O’Connell as Zamperini and  Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock as fellow flyers Russel Allen 'Phil' Phillips and Francis 'Mac' McNamara. If they look gaunt, that's because they are: their director insisted upon a crash diet that left them physically resembling the starving aircrew as they drifted across the Pacific.


Gleeson is probably the most seasoned of the cast but Harry Brown’s O’Connell is the star of the show as Zamperini, an LA high school athlete who raced in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. During World War II, his Air Force plane crashed in the Pacific, leaving him without food and water for 28 days, enduring shark attacks, strafings and hunger. He finally washed ashore on a Japanese island behind enemy lines, where he was held as a prisoner of war for two years and tortured by his captors.

With a script that's been worked on by Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson and the Coen brothers at different points, and Roger Deakins behind the camera, it's bound to look and sound amazing. Jolie's dedication to the story should ensure all these elements combine into something both rollicking and Oscary when it's released on January 16, 2015.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Addams Family Will Return
They'll be animated this time
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

It's more surprise if one didn't realize a fact, this movie was in the freezer for more than 55 years, it only finally became a reality when Ms Jolie came on board, the studio and all involved have trusted her vision and all pieces finally came together with her dedication. She as the director and producer cast many unknown new actors for all the roles. For this movie,the director is more famous than any others involved, the media and many are interested in her and her involvement and the studio More

Posted by passerby at 09:38 on 01 November 2013 | Report This Post

Surprise surprise, Angelina Jolie appears in 2 out of 3 photos for a film she's not acting in. More

Posted by crazyben66 at 16:45 on 31 October 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Showrunner Beau Willimon Reveals 8 House Of Cards Secrets
On Kevin Spacey’s dog-dispatching and more…

21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)