I’ve always been a sucker for war movies especially those with a riveting story at its core. “1917” sees Sam Mendes directing his first film since stepping away the Bond franchise. He co-writes the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns and acclaimed composer Thomas Newman provides the score. But arguably the most exciting name attached is none other than cinematographer Roger Deakins.
The film is set during World War I and follows two young soldiers who are given a harrowing mission. They must deliver a message calling off a planned attack. If they fail their task an estimated 1,600 men will lose their lives, among them is one of the soldier’s brother. The first trailer leaves a strong first impression, looking both intense and utterly thrilling.
“1917” hits theaters on Christmas day and hopefully in wide release. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.