Behind the scenes footage taken from the trailer of 1917. Once the film is released more stills will be released.
Two young British privates during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier’s brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.
Official 1917 trailer
Behind the scenes featurette
‘1917’: How The Cast & Crew Pulled Off A “One Shot” In Sam Mendes’ WWI Epic – The Contenders London
We rehearsed for months and months beforehand,” said actor George MacKay so that when it arrived time to shoot, the technical aspects of blocking came innately to the actors. “You get it drilled into you so you can let the scenes be real,” added MacKay. If the actors got a scene correctly blocked, rest assured that shot moved forward to the editor. “What you achieve in a day goes into the film,” said MacKay.
The actors in total prepped for six months, even going through a boot camp.
“We had to shape these men. They came to us as blobs,” said producer Pippa Harris, “Sam said ‘You’ll never be fit as that ever again’.”