Following his work on the big budget James Bond blockbusters Skyfall and Spectre, noted director Sam Mendes is turning his attention to the mud and blood of World War I with an intense new film of brotherhood and sacrifice in 1917.
Watch the tension filled new teaser trailer below:
Here’s the full synopsis.
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 (George MacKay) and Blake (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.
Packed together by a dreaded claustrophobia and a ticking clock, 1917 is a period perfect piece of filmmaking that really attempts to capture the devastation and horrors of the mud soaked battlefields of the First World War and this one will certainly make for a heart-pulsing watch.
Young stars George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman star as British soldiers Schofield and Blake, and must somehow find a way through the mess of No Mans Land in an effort to stop a suicidal charge that will lead to hundreds of causalities, including Blake’s own brother. And both actors look like they’ve really been pushed to the limit here in this pulse-pounding watch.
Director Sam Mendes has really got the details right, and 1917 looks like an incredible piece of cinema committed to film stock. Part of that is related to the presence of noted cinematographer and Oscar Winner Roger Deakins who is behind the lends this time and is bringing his incredible eye to craft images that will be incredibly beautiful to look upon.
Get ready for a very intense rush when 1917 arrives in cinemas next year on January 9, 2020.