People Bears, brawling and black powder: Hardy and Dicaprio in The Revenant Recoil Staff August 8, 2015 Join the Conversation Based on Michael Punke's novel about the real Philadelphia born adventurer and frontiersman Hugh Glass, The Revenant looks to be an action packed tale of revenge. Events take place in the early years of the 19th century; Hugh Glass (Dicaprio) goes seeking vengeance on the men who robbed and abandoned him after he was mauled by a bear. Tom Hardy plays John Fitzgerald (the confidante whose betrayal apparently stings worst) and Will Poulter plays none other than Jim Bridger. The film was directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu (21 Grams, Babel, Birdman, et al) and is scheduled for a limited release Christmas day this year. This isn't the first movie based on the legend of Hugh Glass. In 1971 Richard Harris played the trapper in the movie Man in the Wilderness. The movie website is right here. It's on Facebook here. Explore RECOILweb:Preview - Surviving The Urban JungleThe M1 Garand: A Short HistoryThe Racist History of Gun ControlNew: Gen 2 Delta Eagle Jacket NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.