Fascinating Valkyrie Featurette - Through Bryan Singer's Eyes
Hollywood's big WWII trend kicks off this December with Bryan Singer's Valkyrie and it promises to be one hell of a debut. We've been running trailers for the past few months, but now we have a great behind-the-scenes featurette that will hopefully change your mind about the film. As Tom Cruise says, "Bryan's an extraordinary filmmaker who had an obvious fascination with this time period." This featurette shows us why his vision for this film is so powerful in addition to how he is making it more than "your father's World War II movie." And I love how Christopher McQuarrie explains that Singer was "constantly searching for what was authentic and at the same time something we had never seen before."
Watch the Valkyrie featurette "Through Bryan Singer's Eyes":
At the height of WW2, a group of high-ranking German officers hatched a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, and seize power of the military command in order to end the war. The operation was codenamed "Valkyrie", for the emergency plan that was meant to be used in case of a revolt against the Nazi government. This plan had been modified by the conspirators to ensure their success, but for various reasons the plot failed when finally carried out on July 20th, 1944.
Valkyrie is directed by Bryan Singer, who previously directed The Usual Suspects, X-Men 1 & 2, and Superman Returns. The film's screenplay was written by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, The Way of the Gun) and Nathan Alexander. Valkyrie arrives in theaters on December 26th this year.