Sam Mendes To Helm WWI Tale “1917”

Marking his first project since the most recent James Bond entry “Spectre” in 2015, filmmaker Sam Mendes is set to return to the director’s chair with the just announced World War I drama “1917” at Amblin Partners and Universal Pictures.

The storyline is being kept under wraps, but 1917 is the year of two Russian revolutions which led to the end of the reign of the Tsars and the Bolshevik coup which kicked off the Russian civil war (and led to the establishment of the Soviet Union), the year the United States declares war on Germany, and the year of the famed Battle of Aqaba led by T. E. Lawrence.

Mendes has reportedly been working on the script for over a year with the help of Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Steven Spielberg will produce the film with a plan to release the movie in December 2019.

Source: Deadline