Acclaimed director Sam Mendes is on his way back to cinemas following his work on 2015’s Spectre, and the acclaimed director is ready to take audiences inside the muck and rawness of the trenches of No Man’s Land in 1917.
A brand new trailer has arrived and it sure is gripping. Watch it below:
Here’s the official 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.
This new trailer showcases Mendes broad vision for 1917 and the director really focuses in on the ticking clock and the resulting catastrophe that will await 1,600 men if Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) do not complete their mission.
We also get to see the broad scope of 1917 on display here, and the breathtaking cinematography of Academy Award winning cinematographer Roger Deakins is on full display here….and it is utterly beautiful to look upon. Deakins and Mendes recently opened up on how the realized the cinematography of 1917, and their effort to create a film that is one continuous single shot.
1917 is a true epic in every single sense of the word and audiences will surely be kept on edge when it arrives in cinemas on January 16, 2020.