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.
The details behind the movie
The featurette unveils insights from Sam Mendes himself, as well as screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Roger Deakins and other key members of the cast and crew.
In the featurette, Sam Mendes reveals
“From the very beginning, I felt this movie should be told in real time…Every step of the journey, breathing every breath with these men felt integral”. Roger Deakins adds that this epic film is not to be missed in cinemas: “Until you see it on a screen, you don’t realise how immersive it really is.”
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 (Revolutionary Road, Away We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall) and Brian Oliver (Rocketman, Black Swan).
eOne will release 1917 in UK and Irish cinemas January 10, 2020.