Alejandro Amenabar is busting out of the box that you’ve put him in; the director of the so-serious The Sea Inside and the spooky The Others is tackling sword and sandals pictures with Agora, the new trailer for which is embedded below. The film is based on the true story of a woman in the final days of the Roman Empire who stands up to religious fanatics trying to drag mankind into the Dark Ages (hint: the Dark Ages wins). It looks huge, and it looks compelling. Check out the trailer for yourself.