Watch: Full UK Trailer for WWII Home Guard Comedy 'Dad's Army'
"This is it, men - our chance to play a real part in this war." Universal has debuted the second, full-length trailer for an upcoming comedy called Dad's Army, based on a classic 1960's BBC television series of the same name. The big, goofy WWII comedy is about a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers at Walmington-on-Sea who get into some mischievous trouble when word is there is a spy on the lose. The cast includes Bill Nighy, Toby Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison, Daniel Mays and Bill Paterson. This kind of humor won't exactly play well with everyone, but surprisingly it looks quite funny, so give it a chance why don'tcha. Maybe you'll find yourself laughing.
It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There's a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted. Dad's Army, based on the BBC television series, is directed by Oliver Parker (St. Trinian's I & II, Dorian Gray, Johnny English Reborn), from a screenplay by Hamish McColl. The film opens in the UK & the US next February 2016, for those interested in this bit of comedy.