Back Into the Wild

Into the Wild star Emile Hirsch, photographed on February 22 in Lancaster, California    

Fourteen years ago, Jon Krakauer's "Death of an Innocent"chronicled the life and death of Chris McCandless in the pages of Outside. In the September 2007 feature story "I Want This Movie to Grip People in the Heart" director Sean Penn and McCandless's family and friends talk to Outside editor Christopher Keyes about bringing the story to the big screen. Read the September feature, hear Keyes discuss his experience chronicling their efforts in this exclusive podcast interview, watch a trailer for the film, and read the original story here.

I Want This Movie to Grip People in the Heart
Eleven years after the publication of Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, Sean Penn brings the unforgettable tragedy of Chris McCandless to theaters with conviction and obsession. Christopher Keyes goes on location in California.

Q&A: Outside Editor Christopher Keyes
Keyes discusses his experience reporting the September feature story "I Want This Movie to Grip People in the Heart" which took him from backroad sets to a Hollywood screening.
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Death of an Innocent
Read Jon Krakauer's original 1993 feature story about Christopher McCandless and how he lost his way in the wilds.

TRAILER: Into the Wild
Watch a preview of director Sean Penn's adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best-selling book, Into the Wild.
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Literary All-Stars: Jon Krakauer
Read more of Krakauer's work for Outside here.

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