Posted Thu Oct 3, 2019 at 03:25 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The World War I drama is heading to select theaters in December.
Universal has released a second trailer for 1917. The film comes from director Sam Mendes (Skyfall, Spectre, American Beauty), and is set for a limited theatrical release on December 25, 2019, followed by a wide release on January 10, 2020.
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.
Check out the new trailer below!
In addition to George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman, the film also stars Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Cinderella), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Sherlock), Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Shazam!), Andrew Scott (Spectre, Sherlock), and Colin Firth (The King's Speech, Love Actually).
Director Sam Mendes co-wrote the script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful). Likewise, Mendes serves as a producer along with Pippa Harris (co-executive producer, Revolutionary Road; executive producer, Away We Go) via their Neal Street Productions. Additional producers also include 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).
Meanwhile, other crew members include Academy Award-winning director of photography Roger Deakins (Skyfall, Blade Runner 2049, No Country for Old Men) and Academy Award-nominated composer Thomas Newman (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Skyfall).
Source: Universal (YouTube)
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