WATCH: First trailer for Ang Lee's latest "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk"

Based on the hugely successful novel

It's been nearly four years since Ang Lee's last directorial outing, when he brought the "unfilmable" The Life Of Pi to the big screen, resulting in Oscar and box office success.

Now he's back, and adapting the hit 2012 novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, and as per usual, he's pushing the technological envelope while simultaneously pulling at the heartstrings.

The story is of 19-year-old Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who is brought back to America as part of a promotional tour, and is set to be sent back to the front-line the very next day.

However, during his half-time appearance with his fellow soldiers at a local football game, Lynn endures a series of flashbacks, resurfacing the gruelling experiences he's already endured in war.

Lee has filmed some of the sequences at a higher than usual frame-rate (something director Peter Jackson attempted to do with The Hobbit movies, and unfortunately mostly failed at), and if anyone can pull it off, it's the director of The Life Of Pi.

Co-starring Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker and Garrett Hedlund, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is expected in Irish cinemas on November 11th, coupled with a lot of Oscar talk.