Andrew Garfield stars as a WWII soldier who refused to carry a gun in Hacksaw Ridge, the first directorial effort from Mel Gibson in ten years.
The first trailer has been released, and it looks great. Gibson’s personal antics aside, the man has never put a foot wrong when it comes to directing features. The Man Without a Face, Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto are all strong films, boding very well for what looks like an emotional, incredible true story.
Desmond Doss refused to carry a weapon onto the battle ground due to his beliefs as a Seventh-Day Adventist. Nevertheless, Doss saved many lives as a medic and became the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor.
Our hopes are high for this one.
Hacksaw Ridge, also starring Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, Luke Bracey, Ryan Corr, Teresa Palmer, and Rachel Griffiths, will arrive in Australia on November 3 and hits the U.S. on November 4.
Synopsis for Hacksaw Ridge:
HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of conscientious collaborator Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He believed the war was just, but killing was nevertheless wrong; he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic, Doss 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. He was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.