Summit Entertainment has released the first trailer and two photos from the upcoming drama The Impossible, based on the true story of a family who survived the 2004 tsunami in southeast Asia. Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star as a married couple, who spend their Christmas in Thailand with their three sons, just before the deadly storm ravaged the area. Take a look at the first footage and the new photos from this harrowing drama, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage).

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Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her. Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. But the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives. Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, The Impossible is a journey to the core of the human heart.