First Trailer For Sam Mendes’ 1917

Sam Mendes' 1917

by James White |
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If you were wonder what sort of war film Sam Mendes would make with his latest, 1917, this first trailer gives a clearer picture. And the key word here is "intense". Check it out...

Co-written by Mendes and Penny Dreadful's Krysty Wilson-Cairns, the film is set 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.

Assembling a cast that also includes Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott and Daniel Mays, 1917 finds Mendes digging into trench warfare the terrible toll taken by conflict. It'll march into UK cinemas on 10 January next year.

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