The new trailer of the movie was released on Thursday and it shows the mounting pressures to stop a brutal attack that could threaten the lives of thousands of soldiers on the battlefield.
Movie buffs were stoked, to say at least, when it was announced that the Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes’ would return to the big screen to direct the blockbuster World War I film “1917”. The movie will be partnered with Steven Spielberg’s production company, Amblin Partners, but until recently, details of the plot and cast had been kept under wraps. The new trailer of the movie was released on Thursday and it shows the mounting pressures to stop a brutal attack that could threaten the lives of thousands of soldiers on the battlefield.
In the two minute clip, pandemonium and trepidation are shown, with the opening seconds alone eliciting chills as soldiers with bayonets at the ready meander through a complex, dimly lit tunnel maze, quietly gliding by personal items belonging to the enemy that serves as humanizing reminders of the emotional complexities of war.
The movie's plot is described to be “hugely daring and ambitious" by Steven Spielberg and follows the story of George McKay and Dean-Charles Chapman through a number of such apocalyptic hellscapes of the Western Front. Along with them, other stars that star in the movie include Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, and Richard Madden.
Check out the first trailer for Sam Mendes' World War I movie #1917. https://t.co/wXE0uK0zC2— Collider (@Collider) 1 August 2019
Mendes, while talking to Variety last year, said, "I couldn’t be happier to be back working with Amblin and Steven Spielberg again. I’ve been working on this script for over a year, so it’s very exciting to start making the movie itself a reality.” Mendes has co-written the script alongside Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who worked with Mendes on the Showtime series, “Penny Dreadful.”
Another huge trailer has just dropped this time for 1917, a WWI epic from Sam Mendes the director of Skyfall.— JOE.ie (@JOEdotie) 1 August 2019
It looks like Saving private Ryan crossed with Dunkirk and seems tense as hell. This Autumn looks set to be a great one for movies. pic.twitter.com/p4nWurH9k4
The cinematographer of the movie is Roger Deakins and it shows in the aforementioned opening sequence and it is clearly evident in the incredible lighting techniques Deakins used to capture the spine-tingling tunnel raid sequence in “Sicario.” Deakins is an Oscar winner for best cinematographer on Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049,” and has been nominated for the same award on a number of other films, including “Sicario,” “Prisoners,” “No Country for Old Men,” “Fargo,” and “Shawshank Redemption."