When writer-director J.C. Chandor went to the Sundance Film Festival with his financial drama ‘Margin Call,’ he left the annual film event with an iconic leading man in his corner. Chandor hit it off with Sundance founder Robert Redford, going so far as to write a part with the legendary actor-director in mind. The fruit of that labor is ‘All is Lost,’ a man-versus-nature thriller that will be in theaters in 2013, but we have our first look.

Described only as “one man’s fight to survive,” the image was filmed in the giant water tank at Baja Studios in Rosarito, Mexico. Redford looks to be the only character in the film, and he plays a sailor who gets lost at sea, then struggles against fierce natural elements to survive.

The above shot looks intense. And the appeal of ‘All is Lost,’ on the surface, will be how a 75-year-old screen veteran like Redford handles what looks like a rough, physical shoot. According to Deadline, FilmNation, Universal Pictures International, Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will handle the release schedule for ‘All is Lost,’ so stay tuned for a release date.

‘Lost’ isn’t Redford’s only project in the pipeline. Next month, he’ll bring his directorial effort ‘The Company You Keep’ to the Toronto International Film Festival. It’s great to see a massive talent like Redford staying extremely busy at a time when Hollywood’s often looking for the hot, young thing. You can have them. Give us proven talents like Redford any day of the week.