Skyfall director Sam Mendes has made one of the best films of the year, 1917. In the epic World War I drama, which has already been nominated by the Golden Globes, Mendes brings to life stories his grandfather shared with his family. Co-written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful), this is a story about two soldiers that go on an incredible mission across enemy lines. Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) seemingly thought their mission was going to be mundane, but are soon proven very wrong.

1917 (2019)
(foreground) Cinematographer Roger Deakins on the set of 1917, the new epic from Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes.

Roger Deakins is the masterful cinematographer that created this unique vision for the World War I film but also it made to look as if all happened in one take. Below is the final trailer for the Golden Globe Nominee for Best Picture, 1917:

1917 Synopsis:

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.

1917 Drops Majestic Final Trailer - The Illuminerdi

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 (co-executive producer, Revolutionary Road; executive producer, Away We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (co-producer, The Rhythm Section; associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall) and Brian Oliver (executive producer, Rocketman; Black Swan).

The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures. Universal Pictures will release the film domestically in limited release on December 25, 2019 and wide on January 10, 2020. Universal and Amblin Partners will distribute the film internationally, with eOne distributing on behalf of Amblin in the U.K. 

Nominated for 3 Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Director (Motion Picture), and Best Original Score (Motion Picture), 1917 is in select theaters on Christmas Day.