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Published On: Sat, Aug 3rd, 2019

First 1917 trailer showcases World War I drama, explosions and the lives on the line

Universal has released the first trailer for Sam Mendes’ new movie 1917.

The film stars George MacKay (Captain Fantastic) and Dean-Charles Chapman (Game of Thrones) as two young British soldiers, and the film will follow them over the course of a single day at the height of WWI as they attempt to deliver a message that could save 1,600 soldiers.

The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Richard Madden, Colin Firth, Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Daniel Mays (Rogue One), Adrian Scarborough (Christopher Robin), Jamie Parker (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Nabhaan Rizwan (Informer) and Claire Duburcq.

The film will see Mendes collaborating behind the camera with cinematographer Roger Deakins, editor Lee Smith (Dunkirk), costume designer Jacqueline Durran(Darkest Hour), production designer Dennis Gassner (Road to Perdition), and composer Thomas Newman (American Beauty).

Check out the trailer below. 1917 opens in limited release on Christmas Day before going wide on January 10, 2020.

1917 – In Theaters December

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Official boilerplate:

Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.

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. 

Here’s the official synopsis for 1917:

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.

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