Warner Bros. UK has released today the first official trailer of In The Heart Of The Sea, check it out above!

Directed by Ron Howard, In the Heart of the Sea stars Chris Hemsworth as the vessel’s veteran first mate Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy as second mate Matthew Joy and Ben Whishaw as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light. Read the official synopsis below:

Plot summary – In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “In the Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

In the Heart of the Sea premieres on March 13th in UK, Spain and USA. in December.