Good news! It looks like Agora will be getting released here in the United States! For those of you who may not know, Agora directed by Alejandro Amenábar tells the story of Hypatia of Alexandria, (played by the stunning Rachel Weisz) and the turmoil of the early days of Christianity in the Roman Empire. I was growing concerned that it may not find a distributor here in the US because of it’s controversial statements abut Christianity’s early days in Rome and Alexandria. Thankfully, however, Newmarket Films will be releasing the movie here. Way to go Newmarket! I said in an earlier post, that I would keep you all posted if the movie came to the United States, and I am glad to report that it is! The release date seems uncertain at this point only stated as “early 2010”.
Agora has already raked in over $30 million in Spain and looks to be a visual masterpiece. It promises to be a very compelling tale of Hypatia’s heroism, love, sex, violence, paganism, and Christian zealots. What more could you ask for? Check out the trailer here. (Click on “Multimedia” the “Trailer” link goes nowhere.)