It has been a while since we got the first trailer for Keira Knightley's upcoming film, Atonement. In April, there was the first, haunting trailer. Using a collection of images and scenes with little dialogue, it covered all of the important plot points if you knew the story, and just looked intriguing if you didn't. Although we're still a bit away from the December 7 limited release date, a new trailer has been released. While it uses a lot of the same images and scenes from the first trailer, it fleshes out the basis of the story.

Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) is a 13-year-old girl who misconstrues a flirtation between a young man named Robbie (James McAvoy), and her older sister, Cecilia (Knightley). She falsely accuses him of a crime, and the ramifications of that follow them all through the second World War. The trailer details a lot of this mistake, covering the flirtation, Briony's spying and meddling and her staunch claim that Robbie is responsible for the crime: "Yes, I saw him. I saw him with my own eyes." The film is still looking pretty good, and it is nice to see some solid trailers supporting it. This is only the first of three period films that Knightley has wrapped. After dipping into WWII, we'll get to see her opposite Michael Pitt in the 19th century Silk, and then in the Dylan Thomas romance triangle The Edge of Love.