First Promo Trailer for Alejandro Amenábar's Agora
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:
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.