Peter Weir (Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show) takes his cinematic vision to Siberia (and other vast natural terrain) for The Way Back, which hits theaters December 29. Prison escape films have had success in the past, and remain a fascinating topic, but escaping from a Siberian gulag? That's a whole 'nother level of mind and physical fuckery. We're not certain how much of the film's plot focuses on realistic portrayal ("based on a true story" doesn't really mean much), but it looks like one to watch out for. Check the trailer now.

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