Writer-director J.C. Chandor made a big impression last year with his feature debut, Margin Call, nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards at the start of the year.

Not resting on his laurels for a moment, he’s just finished up shooting his follow-up, All Is Lost, starring Robert Redford, which Chandor wrote specifically for the actor after meeting him at Sundance, the independent film festival Redford helped found over three decades ago.

Deadline have got our first look at Redford in the film, and it is incredibly impressive. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but we do know it’s,

“a man vs. nature drama, and it’s all Redford, all the time, as he goes Jeremiah Johnson after getting lost at sea and struggling against the elements to stay alive.”

No word yet on when we can expect it to hit the big screen, but with production recently wrapping, and with Redford’s personal involvement with Sundance, we could well be looking at a debut at the start of the year.

Lionsgate have already acquired the distribution rights in the US, with Universal set to release the film here in the UK, and we can’t wait to see more from the film in the coming months. As usual with this rather amazing first image, you can click to enlarge.