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Midway is an upcoming American war film directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Wes Tooke. The film will star Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, and Woody Harrelson. The film is scheduled for release on November 8, 2019.

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Teaser poster
Directed byRoland Emmerich
Produced by
Written byWes Tooke
Music by
CinematographyRobby Baumgartner
Edited by
  • Adam Wolfe
Distributed byLionsgate
Release date
  • November 8, 2019 (2019-11-08) (United States)
CountryUnited States
Budget$100 million[1]



The film follows the story of US Navy sailors and aviators who persevered through the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II.



On May 23, 2017, it was reported that Roland Emmerich would be directing the World War II film Midway.[3] In April 2018, Woody Harrelson and Mandy Moore joined the ensemble cast for the film.[4] In July 2018, Luke Evans was cast in the film to play Commander Wade McClusky, who is awarded the Navy Cross for his role in the battle of Midway.[5] Robby Baumgartner was hired in the crew for the duties of a cinematographer.[6]

August saw the additions of Patrick Wilson,[7] Ed Skrein,[8] Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Tadanobu Asano, and Dennis Quaid amongst others to the cast.[9] Darren Criss, Alexander Ludwig and Brandon Sklenar were cast in September.[10][11][12] Filming began on September 5, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was also shot in Montreal, Quebec.[6]

In November 2018, it was announced that VFX company Scanline VFX will be the main VFX vendor, and Pixomondo had signed on to provide additional visual effects.


The film will be released on November 8, 2019, Veteran’s Day weekend.[13]


A teaser poster for the film was released on June 4, 2019 which was also the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Midway.[14] A set of 13 still photographs depicting scenes from the film was released on June 26, 2019 and the first trailer for the film was released the following day (June 27). [15]

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  1. ^ Film and Television Tax Credit Program Program 2.0 (PDF) (Report). California Film Commission. p. 9. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "Jake Manley: Intervew". A Book of Magazine. May 18, 2019. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (May 23, 2017). "Bona Film Group Stakes $80M On Roland Emmerich/Mark Gordon WWII Battle Pic 'Midway:' Cannes". Deadline. Retrieved May 24, 2017.
  4. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (May 2, 2018). "Roland Emmerich's WWII Epic 'Midway' Sets Sail With Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore & AGC Studios — Cannes Hot Pic". Deadline. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (July 3, 2018). "Luke Evans Joins Roland Emmerich's Naval Action Movie 'Midway' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Marc, Christopher (July 24, 2018). "Roland Emmerich's WWII Epic 'Midway' Adds 'The Guest' Cinematographer - GWW". Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  7. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (August 8, 2018). "Patrick Wilson Boards Roland Emmerich's 'Midway'". Deadline.
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (August 9, 2018). "Ed Skrein Joins Roland Emmerich's World War II Film 'Midway' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  9. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (August 10, 2018). "Roland Emmerich's 'Midway' Enlists Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Tadanobu Asano, Keean Johnson, Ahead Of Fall Shoot". Deadline.
  10. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (September 12, 2018). "Emmy-Nominated 'Versace' Star Darren Criss Boards Roland Emmerich's 'Midway'". Deadline.
  11. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 13, 2018). "'Vikings' Star Alexander Ludwig Joins Roland Emmerich's 'Midway' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  12. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (September 19, 2018). "Brandon Sklenar Joins Roland Emmerich's 'Midway'; Tanner Beard Cast In 'We Summon The Darkness'". Deadline.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (September 5, 2018). "Roland Emmerich's WWII Epic 'Midway' To Open Veterans Day Weekend 2019". Deadline. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  14. ^ Barber, James (June 4, 2019). "Take a First Look at This Fall's WWII Epic 'Midway'". Retrieved June 27, 2019.
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