October 4th, 2012
11:45 AM ET
Taking advantage of the night's presidential theme, a new trailer for Steven Spielberg's November biopic "Lincoln" arrived on Wednesday.
A clip for the project debuted last month during a Google Play event, but Spielberg cautioned viewers that it provided "only a slight texture, a little tone or offering of the tone of the film."
That tone has shifted slightly with the new trailer, as the two-minute clip, titled "Unite," ramps up the action.
Before we see the battles waged as Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Daniel Day-Lewis, worked to abolish slavery, the trailer opens with a montage of history-making moments and revolutionary figures, from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Mahatma Gandhi.
While Spielberg has emphasized that "Lincoln" will treat the 16th president as "a man, not a monument," the new clip gives Lincoln his due as a leader with the ability to impact the lives of generations to come.
"No one is loved as much as you by the people," Sally Field's Mary Todd Lincoln tells the president at one point. "Don't waste that power."
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