Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for “1917,” the latest film from Oscar-winning director, Sam Mendes.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ 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.
“1917” is directed by Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful”). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (co-executive producer, “Revolutionary Road;” executive producer, “Away We Go”) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (co-producer, “The Rhythm Section;” associate producer, “Spectre”), Callum McDougall (executive producer, “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Skyfall”) and Brian Oliver (executive producer, “Rocketman;” “Black Swan”).
“1917” recently scores nominations from the London Film Critics Circle. It received lauded mentions for Best Director, Best Film, the Technical Achievement Award and more.
Mendes is an Academy Award winner for directing “American Beauty.” He has also helmed the James Bond films “Skyfall” and “Spectre.” His career also includes directing “Jarhead,” “Revolutionary Road” and “Road to Perdition.” “1917” was recently nominated for three Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture, Best Director and Best Original Score for longtime Oscar nominee Thomas Newman.
“1917” is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures. Universal Pictures will release the film domestically in limited release on December 25, 2019 and wide on January 10, 2020. Universal and Amblin Partners will distribute the film internationally, with eOne distributing on behalf of Amblin in the U.K.