Universal Studios has released the trailer for World War I based film ‘1917’ which includes a very talented and well-known star cast. The movie is directed by Oscar award winner filmmaker Sam Mendes who last delivered a James Bond movie, Spectre in 2015 and has now returned with a historical saga, four years later.
The movie revolves around World War I featuring two young soldiers who are given the impossible task of carrying a message across the enemy territory to stop a fatal attack on hundreds of soldiers who are walking into a trap. The two soldiers played by Dean Charles Chapman (Blake) and George MacKay (Schofield) are in a race against time to accomplish their task so that they can save Sixteen hundred men from a massacre including Chapman’s character’s (Blake’s) brother.
“But they are walking into a trap. Your orders are to deliver a message calling off tomorrow morning’s attack, if you don’t, we will lose 1600 men, your brother among them,” Colin Firth is seen to be giving this task to the two soldiers dictating the plot of the film while the trailer also gives a glimpse of Benedict.
“There is only one way this war ends. Last man standing” Cumberbatch says as the two soldiers are seen struggling their way through the war, fighting and running to complete their tasks. The cast also includes another Game of Thrones’ face, Richard Madden (apart from Dean Chapman), though he is not visible in the trailer and Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Jamie Parker, Nabhaan Riwaaz and Claire Duburcq.
The trailer draws a comparison with Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic, Dunkirk obviously because of the story background, the similarity in the scenic beauty and the sound of the ticking clock that filled the entire trailer from start till end.
The beautiful running scene of one of the soldiers in the trailer is rumored to be a long unbroken shot just like an Oscar-winning film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) by Alejandro Iñárritu and is being quite liked by fans who are excited to see this wonderful piece of history.
“If you fail, it will be a massacre,” Firth’s character adds at the end of the trailer while the soldier runs through a field where bombs are getting dropped in the background.
Sam Mendes has co-written the screenplay of this film alongside Krysty Wilson-Cairns which is set to release in the US on December 25, 2019, and in the UK on January 10, 2020.