‘Hacksaw Ridge': Watch Trailer for Mel Gibson’s First Directorial Effort in 10 Years (Video)

Andrew Garfield takes the lead as a World War II soldier in Nov. 4 release

The first trailer for Mel Gibson‘s “Hacksaw Ridge” showcases the power of faith amidst the hell of war.

The film is Gibson’s first directorial effort in 10 years, since the release of the Mayan-language drama “Apocalypto” back in 2006. He previously won two Oscars for directing and producing “Braveheart,” in which he also starred. His follow-up film, “The Passion of The Christ,” earned three Academy Award nominations.

“Hacksaw Ridge” tells the true story of conscientious objector Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing a gun. Believing that 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.

In addition to Garfield, the film also stars Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer and Oscar nominee Rachel Griffiths.

Gibson is directing based on the screenplay written by Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight. Michael Bassick, David S. Greathouse, Mark C. Manuel, Ted O’Neal, Buddy Patrick, James M. Vernon, Suzanne Warren and Christopher Woodrow serve as executive producers.

“Hacksaw Ridge” will debut in theaters on Nov. 4.

Watch the video above.