eOne is thrilled to make available the first featurette for 1917showcasing Sam Mendes’ exciting vision to tell the film’s engaging story in one continuous shot.

The featurette unveils insights from Sam Mendes himself, as well as screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Roger Deakins and other key members of the cast and crew. 

In the featurette, Sam Mendes reveals “From the very beginning, I felt this movie should be told in real time…Every step of the journey, breathing every breath with these men felt integral”. Roger Deakins adds that this epic film is not to be missed in cinemas: “Until you see it on a screen, you don’t realise how immersive it really is.”

Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of SkyfallSpectre 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 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 (Revolutionary RoadAway We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins ReturnsSkyfall) and Brian Oliver (RocketmanBlack Swan). 


eOne will release 1917 in UK and Irish cinemas January 10, 2020.


There is no better way to tell this story than with one continuous shot." Step behind the scenes of 1917 with Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes, legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins and the film's stars. #1917Film, in cinemas January 2020