The trailer for "The Way Back" has been released and already Oscar rumors are buzzing.

The movie starring Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris and Mark Strong and tells the true story of prisoners who escaped from a Siberian gulag in 1940.

Peter Weir directed the film and although his 17 year career in movies has only seen his named attached to a handful of movies (including "Master and Commander", "The Truman Show" and "Fearless") he has come up with some massive cult movies such as "Dead Poets Society" and "Witness".

This movie was inspired by Slavomir Rawicz's novel "The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom".  The amazing group of escapees crossed the Siberian arctic, the Gobi desert and the Himalayas, finally settling in Tibet and India.

The movies will be released in North America on 21 January 2011.