New film stars Robert Redford as a solo sailor in peril

  • Mon, 12 Aug 2013

All that's missing is a copy of PBO on the yacht!

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A new film starring Robert Redford as a solo sailor lost at sea is expected to storm the cinemas this November.

The All Is Lost trailer shows the 76-year-old waking to find his 39ft yacht taking on water after a collision with a floating shipping container on the Indian Ocean.

In true Practical Boat Owner style, Redford can be seen patching up the breached hull of his yacht.

But with his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the lone sailor travels unwittingly into the path of a violent storm.

Redford's character barely survives the tempest. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel.

But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.

All Is Lost is the second film from Margin Call director J.C Chandor and produced by Zachary Quinto.

The almost-dialogue-free film earned Hollywood veteran Redford a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

All Is Lost is out in the UK on 26 December.

Watch the film trailer here.

 

Pictures: Show still from the All Is Lost trailer.