First Official Trailer for Sam Mendes' Intense World War I Movie '1917'
by Alex Billington
August 1, 2019
"There is only one way this war ends: last man standing." Universal has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Sam Mendes' new film 1917, set during World War I in the year 1917 (as the title clearly indicates). The war movie takes place over the course of one day, following soldiers on a "seemingly impossible mission" to deliver a message across enemy lines to stop an attack that will kill their own soldiers. The rumor is that this will play out over the course of one long-take, following these soldiers around the battlefield. The excellent ensemble cast features: Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, George MacKay, Teresa Mahoney, Dean-Charles Chapman, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Justin Edwards, Gerran Howell, Anson Boon, and Richard McCabe. This is such an exhilarating, intense reveal! What a trailer. This looks even better than I was expecting. Time is the enemy.
Here's the first official trailer (+ teaser poster) for Sam Mendes' 1917, direct from Universal's YouTube:
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 put a stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers – Blake's own brother among them. 1917 is directed by Oscar-winning English filmmaker Sam Mendes, director of the films American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead, Revolutionary Road, Away We Go, plus James Bond's Skyfall and Spectre previously. The screenplay is written by Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Produced by Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, and Jayne-Ann Tenggren; co-produced by Michael Lerman. Amblin + Universal Pictures will open Sam Mendes' 1917 movie in theaters everywhere starting December 25th, on Christmas Day, at the end of this year. First impression? How does that look?
Wow. Looks great!
Movies Are Fun on Aug 1, 2019
Looks amazing! WW1 seems to be overshadowed in cinema by WW2, but this film looks like it's paying it's due. And if this is all one-take, I could see this going for the Oscar for Best Picture, Best Director (if it's a solid film).
THE_RAW_ on Aug 1, 2019
Great trailer, nicely done !
Tester on Aug 1, 2019
I just finished hating on Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut, now I'm digging on this trailer. This actually looks pretty decent, I might give this a shot. Internet hypocrisy...gotta love it.
Sergio R. on Aug 1, 2019
WWI is the most fascinating war, as much as war came be.
DAVIDPD on Aug 1, 2019
wow. the trailer was riveting. and that first shot - so claustrophobic. this is a must-see for me.
dan on Aug 1, 2019
Everything bad about good war films is that they are war films. Just like this one ...
shiboleth on Aug 1, 2019
Is this the movie they were filming using what was then the new RED cameras several years ago? It looks good, I hope they got some IMAX footage also.
Whichhalfofthewit on Aug 1, 2019
We need more war films not only about WWI, but also the Korean War, known to many as "The Forgotten War." As for this film maybe in one long-take, could it feature little to no bloody battlefield violence? Just asking.
Eric Brown on Aug 2, 2019
it's by far the most important war ever. It layed ground for the second worldwar and the rise of the EU.Great trailer. A month back i went to the Somme to visit the graves of all those forgotten soldiers and i did dee the trenches with my own eyes.It was hell on earth...
ari smulders on Aug 3, 2019
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