Sam Mendes to Direct "1917" World War I Movie Financed by Amblin


Director Sam Mendes, whose most recent efforts have been back-to-back James Bond films (Skyfall and Spectre), is set to direct 1917, a World War I drama that is being financed by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners. At this point, 1917 plot details are being kept under wraps. Sam Mendes wrote the script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns. It is his first writing credit. What we do know is that the film is set during the First World War. It is unclear at this point whether the 1917 movie will tell a true story or simply a fictional one set during events of World War I.

“Our company has been a home for Sam since his first film” commented Steven Spielberg. “I am so happy to have him back here in his old room spinning new stories – especially this hugely daring and ambitious new movie.”

In the least, it sounds like the budget will be big for this possible WWI epic, which is currently eyeing a December 2019 release.

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