'The Light Between Oceans' Trailer Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander Face Loss & Heartbreak

By Matt O'Bryant

The first trailer for writer/director Derek Cianfrance's (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines) adaptation of M.L. Stedman's novel The Light Between Oceans reveals Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander as Tom and Isabel Sherbourne, who are a lighthouse-keeping couple, who are madly in love and come upon an amazing gift, a gift that will change their lives forever. Through love, hope, loss, and heartbreak Tom and Isabel will face the biggest challenge of their lives. Check out the trailer and sound off in the comments below with your thoughts.


Here's the book's official synopsis (via Amazon):

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.

The Light Between Oceans hits select theaters on September 2nd, 2016.