Lionsgate has released the official poster for director Mel Gibson’s latest feature “Hacksaw Ridge”, a WW2 true story tale starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths and Vince Vaughn.
The film is the story of Corporal Demond Doss, the first conscientious objector to receive the US congressional Medal of Honor and who single-handedly saved the lives of seventy-five men. Gibson himself recently spoke about the film and Doss himself, telling iF Magazine:
“He was the first conscientious objector to be given the Medal of Honor. He never fired a gun. He was criticised by his peers, the army tried everything to kick him out, and he endured that because he wanted to serve as a combat medic in the worst place on earth.
Okinawa was a bloodbath. The highest death-toll in the Pacific. And when nobody else would go in there, he went in and saved 75 guys in one night – one at a time, under fire. And he did that again and again in places like the Philippines, and Guam.
Most Medal of Honor winners do something insanely courageous in an instant. But he did it over and over again over the course of months. He really didn’t care about his own life. His line was that there was so much killing going on, he should do something to go the other way.”
Robert Schenkkan and Randall Wallace penned the script for the film which opens November 4th.