Lionsgate has just released the official first trailer for Mel Gibson's incredible comeback effort the true World War II story of Hacksaw Ridge! The film stars the amazingly talented Andrew Garfield as a raised seventh-day adventist, who refused to kill or carry a weapon and became stationed as a medic. Doss was the only american soldier to serve on the front lines without a weapon, and single handedly saved the lives of 75 and here is his story told through the genius eyes of legendary actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson.
The film also stars Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Luke, Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Rachel Griffiths, and Hugo Weaving. The film is scripted by Gibson's long time collaborator Randall Wallace who also scripted Braveheart. The film is set to hit theaters late this year in November just in time for awards season. So get ready for a full fledged epic comeback by Mel Gibson!
Watch the trailer below and sound off in the comments below with your thoughts on the upcoming new film.
Here's the official synopsis for Hacksaw Ridge below:
"HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor."
Hacksaw Ridge is set to hit theaters on November 4th.