A new featurette trailer has been released for the upcoming 1917 war movie starring Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Benedict Cumberbatch. Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission, to deliver a message deep in enemy territory stopping their own soldiers, and Blake’s own brother, from walking straight into a deadly trap.
The movie is directed by Sam Mendes and co-written by Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns and was was filmed with long takes and “elaborately choreographed moving camera shots” to give the effect of one continuous take. The 1917 war movie Will premier in theatre screens worldwide on December 25th, 2019.
“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 directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful).”
The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (co-executive producer, Revolutionary Road; executive producer, Away We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (co-producer, The Rhythm Section; associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall) and Brian Oliver (executive producer, Rocketman; Black Swan). The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures. Universal Pictures will release the film domestically in limited release on December 25, 2019 and wide on January 10, 2020. Universal and Amblin Partners will distribute the film internationally, with eOne distributing on behalf of Amblin in the U.K.”
Source: Universal Pictures