In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. “The Finest Hours” is the story of their heroic mission, which is still considered the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history.
I get the feeling that this amazing true life story deserves the biggest possible screen to see it on. In which case, we’re in luck. “The Finest Hours” will be released in IMAX and a new extended trailer has just been released to highlight the format.
There’s also a new 30-second trailer for the movie that I think effectively ramps up the emotional points that will carry the film
The film is produced by Jim Whitaker (“Cinderella Man”) and Dorothy Aufiero (“The Fighter”). The screenplay is by Academy Award nominees Paul Tamsay & Eric Johnson (“The Fighter”) and Academy Award nominee Scott Silver (“The Fighter,” “8 Mile”) based on the book by Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias. “The Finest Hours” storms into theaters on January 29, 2016.
Do you plan to see it?