Universal Pictures has dropped a full narrative trailer for Sam Mendes’ war movie 1917, which takes place during The Great War/World Word I.

The new trailer reveals that the two young soldiers are on a suicide mission to stop an attack that will British troops slaughtered and showcases the film’s impressive war sequences/visuals thanks to cinematographer Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049, Skyfall).

Watch the brand new trailer below.

Joining the main leads of George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman include Richard Madden, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, and Colin Firth.

Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. 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 Sam 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 will be given a limited release on December 25th and then a wide release on January 10th, 2020.

SOURCE: UNIVERSAL PICTURES

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