New Full-Length Trailer for Peter Jackson's 'They Shall Not Grow Old'

November 20, 2018
Source: YouTube

They Shall Not Grow Old Trailer

"I gave every part of my youth to do a job." Warner Bros has released a new full-length official trailer for Peter Jackson's special new World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, which premiered at the London Film Festival last month. The film features footage from World War I, known as "The Great War", that has been cleaned up, digitized, and colorized to look like it's modern footage from today. "Reaching into the mists of time, Jackson aims to give these men voices, investigate the hopes and fears of the veterans, the humility and humanity that represented a generation changed forever by a global war." Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Imperial War Museums in association with the BBC. They Shall Not Grow Old is set for a US release in theaters for two nights in December, before ending up on VOD. It will be presented in both 2D and 3D. The footage looks seriously jaw-dropping stunning, I'm really looking forward to seeing this myself.

Here's the new full-length trailer (+ poster) for Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old, on YouTube:

You can still watch the original UK trailer for Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old here, for more footage.

They Shall Not Grow Old Movie

On the centenary of the end of First World War, Peter Jackson presents They Shall Not Grow Old. Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than 100-years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Driven by a personal interest in the First World War, Jackson set out to bring to life the day-to-day experience of its soldiers. After months immersed in the BBC and Imperial War Museums’ archives, narratives and strategies on how to tell this story began to emerge for Jackson. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime. They Shall Not Grow Old is directed by Kiwi filmmaker Peter Jackson and Paul Wheatcroft. The film will screen in US theaters for two nights only: December 17th & 27th. For info & tickets, visit Fathom's website. Who's in?

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That effect is amazing.

DAVIDPD on Nov 20, 2018


Damn just that trailer had me tearing up a bit. It's playing where I'm at at the moment. Got to see it before it goes

alex on Nov 20, 2018


I was a little skeptical until I watched the clip. This looks amazing.

Jimmy Rabbitte on Nov 20, 2018



THE_RAW_ on Nov 21, 2018


Of course, this looks great. And war is hell. Especially after the WWI (or the Great War). But still, I don't believe in only showing history. There's much more to it. Much more. And this looks less like a history on film, but more like a film in history which doesn't say much good about the whole thing ...

shiboleth on Nov 21, 2018


Looks terrific.

SteadyEddieTX on Nov 21, 2018


Watched this on the BBC and it certainly made the Great War appear as less of something from the past. Such things should not be forgotten.

Lewis on Nov 21, 2018

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