First Promo Trailer for Alejandro Amenábar's Agora

February 22, 2009
Source: SlashFilm

Agora Trailer

Thanks to our friends at SlashFilm, the first trailer for The Sea Inside director Alejandro Amenábar's Roman Egypt set historical drama Agora has hit the web early today. Normally I don't like period pieces too much, but this looks pretty damn good. Agora stars Rachel Weisz as Hypatia of Alexandria and Max Minghella as her slave named Davus. The story follows Davus who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia. This is an early promo trailer and this is no dialogue yet, but it's look really good so far.

Watch the promo trailer for Alejandro Amenábar's Agora:

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Agora is directed by Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Amenábar, of Open Your Eyes, Butterfly Tongues, The Others, and The Sea Inside previously. The screenplay was co-written by Amenábar and his writing partner Mateo Gil of Open Your Eyes, Vanilla Sky, and The Sea Inside previously. The production shot for 15 weeks in Malta and wrapped last June. Amenábar wants audiences "to see, feel and smell a remote civilization as if it were as real as today," with that civilization being the Egyptians during the 4th century AD. Focus Features has tentatively set a December 18th release date this year, although that is subject to change.

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  • Diana
    That does look pretty good.
  • Looks interesting, and with Racael being on the cast I am sure this film will probably turn out to be very good.
  • Derek
    Looks amazing, Rachel Weisz is great.
  • Butterfly Tongues is not directed by Amenábar, is directed by Jose Luis Cuerda. Amenábar 4th pic (or his first) is Thesis. Apart from that, he is not Chilean, he is chilean-born but is really Spanish because he moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old.
  • Scott McHenry
    I love period pieces, especially ones in Egypt and especially ones with Rachel Weisz
  • Tim "Cloverfield"
  • jose
    Amenabar is SPANISH. He born in Chile, but he isn't Chilean.
  • Ern
    Yes, I have to agree Alejandro is Spanish. However in Alex defense wikipedia in their EN version is wrong too, but the Spanish version states it correctly; Spanish director worn in Chile his fathers moved to Madrid when he was one.
  • viral
    Rachel Weisz is exquisite.... Darren Aronofsky is a very lucky man! the movie looks promising... hope the drama sustains throughout the movie... we havent had a real period piece in a while
  • scm1000
    Doesn't "Agora" mean "marketplace"?
  • You guys doing a live chat for the Oscars or anything?
  • Richard
    "Agora" stands for terrible movie..
  • CatieLee
    Hypatia wasn't an atheist. She followed the teachings of Plato who believe in a "One Being". Her teachings were of a God, just not the Christians' God. There's a difference.
  • Yamika
    >_< gotta watch it!!
  • dave13
    looks solid. will keep an eye out, though not sure i'll make it to the movies to see this one. i enjoy period pieces more in the comfort of my own home. not sure why. blame the history channel?
  • Richard
    Just to go completely against the wannabe Richard, this looks awesome.
  • Is it going to be made in Spanish and dubbed into English? Oh, and it does look really cool
  • dimi
    The philosopher and mathematic Hypatia, was also big form of her season with her wild murder from the patriarch of Alexandria Cyrille, became the hero of later antiquity. For this murder, the christianity still has not apologized from the humanity! The murder of Hypatia is completely confirmed and is not suseptible of no contestation. Hopes also Amenabar it respects completely the historical sources, even if already it has fallen in the first historical inaccuracy, placing her death 25 years before!
  • helena
    Alejandro Amenabar is from Spain, not from Chile. Some of his great movies are Tesis, Abre los ojos, etc..
  • ?????
    Yes please!
  • lando
    design looks great, very interested in the story.. HOWEVER, if this is in Egypt, where are the transforming robots? jk...




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