In “1917,” two soldiers must embark on a dangerous mission to save hundreds during the height of World War 1, and tensions are high in the second trailer as we watch the two men put themselves at risk.
“I hoped today might be a good day — hope is a dangerous thing,” Benedict Cumberbatch’s character tells the two men ahead of their mission.
During the First World War, two young British soldiers, played by George MacKay (“11.22.63”) and Dean-Charles Chapman “Game of Thrones”), are given a mission that seems impossible — they must cross enemy lines to stop an attack that would kill hundreds of their fellow soldiers.
“There is only one way this ends. Last man standing,” Cumberbatch’s character says.
“If you don’t get there in time, we lost 1,600 men. Your brother among them,” a voiceover adds.
MacKay and Chapman star in the war story that also features Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth and Cumberbatch. Mendes directed the film based on a screenplay by Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
Mendes also produces the film with Pippa Harris (his partner at Neal Street Productions) and Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall. Michael Lerman is co-producing
Universal is giving “1917” a limited release on Christmas Day before opening wide on Jan. 10, 2020.
Watch the trailer above.