April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.
Director: Sam Mendes
Budget: $90 million
Box office: $290.6 million
When: Wednesday 4th December 2019
Where: ODEON Luxe, Leicester Square, London
New York Screening
When: Monday 15th December 2019
Where: New York City
Los Angeles Premiere
When: Wednesday 18th December 2019
Where: TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles
The story was inspired by Sam Mendes’ grandfather Alfred H. Mendes who wrote a WWI autobiography. The film is dedicate to Alfred and he even appears in the end credits.
For some scenes, 500 background extras were required!
The cast spent 6 months rehearsing for their roles before filming even began.
The production team dug trenches especially for the film. The trenches ended up being just under a mile.
During the scene where George Mackay’s character runs on the battlefield, he accidentally bumped into other actors (soldiers) twice and this shot ended up in the film!