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1917 is an upcoming war film directed by Sam Mendes, who also wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns.

Directed bySam Mendes
Produced by
Screenplay by
Music byThomas Newman
CinematographyRoger Deakins
Edited byLee Smith
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
25 December 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom

It is scheduled to be released on 25 December 2019, by Universal Pictures.



Follows two young soldiers during World War I.



Amblin Partners were announced to have acquired the project, which will be set in World War I, with Sam Mendes directing and writing the screenplay alongside Krysty Wilson-Cairns.[1] Tom Holland was reported to be in talks for the film in September 2018,[2] and in October, Roger Deakins was reported to be reuniting with Mendes to serve as cinematographer on the film.[3] George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman entered negotiations to star in the film that same month.[4] Thomas Newman was hired to compose the score for the film in March 2019.[5] That same month, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Richard Madden, Andrew Scott, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Jamie Parker, Nabhaan Rizwan and Claire Duburcq joined the cast of the film.[6]


Filming began on April 1, 2019, and will continue through June 2019 in Wiltshire, Hankley Common and Govan, Scotland, as well as Shepperton Studios.[7][8][9][10] Concern was raised over the planned filming on Salisbury Plain by conservationists who felt the production could disturb potentially undiscovered remains in the area, requesting a survey be conducted before any construction for sets begin on the land.[11][12]


It is scheduled to be released on 25 December 2019.[13]


  1. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (18 June 2018). "Amblin, Sam Mendes Set WWI Drama '1917' As His First Directing Effort Since James Bond Pics 'Spectre' & 'Skyfall'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  2. ^ Zinski, Dan (5 September 2018). "Tom Holland In Talks To Star In Sam Mendes' WWI Drama 1917". ScreenRant. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  3. ^ Marc, Christopher (24 October 2018). "Oscar-Winning 'Blade Runner 2049' Cinematographer Roger Deakins Might Reunite With Sam Mendes For WWI Movie '1917'". Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  4. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming (26 October 2018). "George MacKay, 'GOT's Dean-Charles Chapman In Talks For Leads In Sam Mendes WWI Pic '1917'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Thomas Newman to Score Sam Mendes' '1917'". Film Music Reporter. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  6. ^ Galuppo, Mia (March 28, 2019). "Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch Join Sam Mendes' WWI Movie '1917'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  7. ^ "Chance to star in Hollywood movie filming in Wiltshire". Spire FM. 4 January 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  8. ^ "World War One film to begin production on Hankley Common". Eagle Radio. 18 February 2019. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  9. ^ Diamond, Claire (19 February 2019). "Spielberg movie wants to film in Glasgow". Retrieved 7 April 2019 – via
  10. ^ Marc, Christopher (11 December 2018). "EXCLUSIVE: Sam Mendes' '1917' Adds 'Skyfall/Blade Runner 2049' Production Designer and 'Atonement' Art Director – Confirmed To Shoot At Shepperton Studios". Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  11. ^ Pulver, Andrew (6 February 2019). "Spielberg and Mendes Stonehenge war film plans hit by locals' objections". Retrieved 7 April 2019 – via
  12. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 28, 2019). "Sam Mendes' '1917' Nears Production: Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch & More Join Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (13 December 2018). "Universal Dates Sam Mendes' '1917' For Christmas 2019". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 7 April 2019.

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