Birdman racked up 9 Academy Award nominations last week, tying with The Grand Budapest Hotel for most recognized movie at this year's Oscars. Now, all eyes are on Alejandro González Iñárritu to see what he does next. EW has our first photos from his follow-up The Revenant, which finds Leonardo DiCaprio struggling to survive in the 1800s.

The Revenant is a frontier thriller written and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu that follows an American fur trapper who is mauled by a bear and left for dead. Leonardo DiCaprio plays the survivalist, who treks 200 miles back to civilization to have his revenge on the men who left him behind, played by Tom Hardy, Will Poulter and Domhnall Gleeson.

The Revenant is shooting throughout January in Calgary, where the night temperatures average a low of 9 degrees. Alejandro González Iñárritu is shooting with only natural light in remote locations that have been left untouched by mankind, with the production expected to last until April. About the movie and his leading man, the director says:

"[Leonardo] is a brave, incredible actor. I'm so surprised about how good he is. I think there's a profound understanding of humanity that I can see through his eyes. It's a very experimental thing that we're doing here...I'm now addicted to doing things that can fail horribly or maybe that can give us a surprise. We are all into it."

<strong><em>The Revenant</em></strong> Photo 1

<strong><em>The Revenant</em></strong> Photo 2