Universal Pictures has revealed a gripping new trailer for director Sam Mendes’s upcoming World War I movie 1917. The movie looks solid and incredibly exciting cinematic experience. I love war films like this and 1917 seems to have the makings of something really special.
The movie was shot in a way to make it look like the entire story was told in one continuous shot. Mendes is the filmmaker that previously brought us Skyfall, Spectre, American Beauty, and Road to Perdition. He also collected together a fabulous cast that includes Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Andrew Scott.
Here is the synopsis for the film:
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
1917 is set to get a limited release on December 25th, 2019 and then it will go world wide on January 10th, 2020.