Following its debut at the New York Comic Con, Universal Pictures has brought online the new trailer for Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes’ 1917, which opens in theaters on December 25. If you missed it previously, you can still watch the new featurette in which it’s revealed that the film is one continuous shot.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (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.
The film also stars Mark Strong (The Imitation Game, Zero Dark Thirty), Andrew Scott (Spectre, Sherlock), Richard Madden (BBC’s Bodyguard, Cinderella), Daniel Mays (Fisherman’s Friends, Rogue One), Adrian Scarborough (The Madness of King George, Christopher Robin), Jamie Parker (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Nabhaan Rizwan (Informer), Claire Duburcq, with Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, the Bridget Jones franchise), and Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Doctor Strange).
Mendes, who directed and wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful), produces the film with Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Away We Go) — his partner at Neal Street Productions — along with Jayne-Ann Tenggren (Spectre, upcoming The Rhythm Section) and Callum McDougall (Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall). Co-producing is Michael Lerman.
The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures. Universal and Amblin Partners will distribute the film internationally, with eOne distributing on behalf of Amblin in the U.K.