Lionsgate as released the first trailer for Hacksaw Ridge, the movie which marks Mel Gibson’s comeback as a director as he takes the helm for the first time since since 2006’s Apocalypto. It’s an interesting choice for the filmmaker, but he’s backed up by an impressive writing team including Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight, and Braveheart’s Randall Wallace.

Hacksaw Ridge tells 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.

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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. Desmond Doss was actually the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The cast of the movie also includes Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, and Vince Vaughn. It’s set to be released this November.

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