First Trailer for Sam Mendes's '1917' Introduces His War Epic

Your orders are to deliver a message to call off tomorrow morning's attack.

Sam Mendes hasn't made a movie since his second James Bond film Spectre was released back in 2015, but the Oscar-winning director is returning to the big screen soon with his upcoming World War I drama, 1917. The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Richard Madden, Colin Firth, Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Daniel Mays (Rogue One), Adrian Scarborough (Christopher Robin), Jamie Parker (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Nabhaan Rizwan (Informer) and Claire Duburcq.

Co-written by Mendes and Penny Dreadful's Krysty Wilson-Cairns, the film is set at the height of the First World War.

1917 will follow two British soldiers Schofield (Captain Fantastic's George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones' Dean-Charles Chapman) when they're given a "seemingly impossible mission" that takes them across enemy territory in a race against time. Tasked with delivering a message to prevent an attack that'd wipe out 1600 men, including one of their own brothers, this courageous pair will have to risk it all to accomplish this great feat.

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The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures.

The movie is due to reach USA theatres December 25, 2019, and United Kingdom cinemas January 10, 2020.

Have a look at the stylish trailer above, and tell us what you think.

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