Director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow) is set to direct Midway, which is based on the true story of the Battle of Midway that unfolded in the Pacific Theater during World War II. So far, the movie's cast includes Woody Harrelson and Mandy Moore. It is being billed as an "action epic." Filming of the Midway movie began on September 3, 2018.
The Battle of Midway took place just six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. From June 4 - June 7, 1942, the United States Navy under Admirals Chester Nimitz, Frank Jack Fletcher, and Raymond A. Spruance fought the attacking forces of the Imperial Japanese Navy near Midway Atoll. As we know from the true story of the battle, Japan sought to eliminate the United States as a military power in the Pacific. By the end of the fighting, the United States had dealt a decisive blow to Japan and inflicted irreparable damage to the Japanese Navy.