One of my favourite books “The Lost City of Z” by David Grann is hitting the cinema’s in April this year, and is based on the true story of British explorer Percival Fawcett’s adventure into the Amazon and his quest to find the fabled ancient lost city.

The below is the official trailer.


The film stars  Charlie Hunnam as Percy Fawcett and Robert Pattinson as explorer Henry Costin, and follows Fawcett’s numerous attempts to locate an ancient city hidden within the Amazon and is based on true events, that tragically Fawcett never returned from.

If the film is anywhere near the quality of David Grann’s 2009 book, we should be in for a real gem, and should give an insight of what adventure travel was like in the early 19th century.

For more great reads on travel, have a look at our travel inspiration section for a selection of some of the best books that I’ve read and can recommend all of them personally.