Check out the 1917 Trailer. This movie set in First World War and has two young British soldiers given a seemingly impossible mission. Amongst the cast is Benedict Cumberbatch.

1917 Trailer

1917 Lowdown

Sam Mendes brings his singular vision to this World War I epic, 1917. He won an Oscar for his direction of American Beauty. He also has directed two Bond films, Skyfall and Spectre.

This film’s story is set at the height of the First World War. We have two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman), given a seemingly impossible mission.

Of course it’s a race against time! They must cross enemy territory and deliver a message. That message will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers. Just for good measure we hear that Blake’s own brother among them!

Cast includes:-

  • George MacKay
  • Dean-Charles Chapman
  • Mark Strong
  • Andrew Scott Richard Madden
  • Claire Duburcq
  • with Colin Firth
  • and Benedict Cumberbatch

1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns.

The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (for their Neal Street Productions). Plus producers Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall and Brian Oliver.

The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures.

Universal Pictures will release the movie domestically in limited release on December 25th, 2019. It will go wide on January 10th, 2020.

Universal and Amblin Partners will distribute the film internationally. While in the UK, eOne is distributing the movie on behalf of Amblin.

1917 - George MacKay
1917 – Schofield (George MacKay) ©2019 Universal

1917 Theatrical Release Dates

  • US & Canada: December 25th, 2020
  • UK: January 10th, 2020
  • Germany: January 16th, 2020

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online