After directing Inside Man and the Hurricane Katrina documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts back in 2006 (both of which, I might add, were fantastic), Spike Lee laid low for most of 2007. This fall, however, he will return to the spotlight with a new film called Miracle at St. Anna. The trailer starts off by hinting that it will be a thriller of sorts, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt investigating a murder committed by a well-respected man with no apparent motive. But then we are presented with a flashback to World War II, and a group of soldiers stationed in all black 92nd Infantry unit in Italy.
Based on the novel by James McBride, it seems obvious why Spike Lee would be interested since it seems to deal with issues of segregation and racism, but there is also a mystery to the story that is hard to resist. All I know is that if it’s even half as good as Inside Man, this is going to be a movie well worth watching, and the trailer looks absolutely gorgeous. Miracle at St. Anna hits theatres on September 26th; scope out the trailer below.» Related Link: Yahoo!: Miracle at St. Anna trailer