Nicknamed “Bond 25”, it’s a full circle moment for James Bond when filming commenced at GoldenEye in Jamaica several months ago. Its history to the franchise tide to Ian Fleming who created the character that enters principal photography of its 25th installment. The first 007 film, Dr No, produced by Albert R Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, Fleming’s sixth novel, was also filmed on location in Jamaica in 1962 starring Sean Connery, as well as Roger Moore’s first film taking over the role in 1973 for Live and Let Die. The official credits were released just days ago as they will appear in 25 languages when out in cinemas in April 2020. Click play to watch below.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission.
In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917 opting for a one-shot approach adding intensity and realism to the gripping story. Mendes wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful).
Produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures.
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