20th Century Fox has unleashed, via MTV, this first trailer for Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted‘s ‘Chasing Mavericks.’ Formerly titled ‘Of Men and Mavericks,’ the film stars Gerard Butler as Frosty Hesson, a local legend and mentor to surfing phenom Jay Moriarty (newcomer Jonny Weston), a soul surfer who made his name on the waves over Mavericks in Northern California. Arriving in cinemas on October 26th, the film co-stars Elisabeth Shue, Leven Rambin and Abigail Spencer

‘Chasing Mavericks’ is the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity (Weston). When 15-year old Jay discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (Butler) to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame Mavericks becomes about far more than surfing.