Gun crew from Regimental Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry, firing 37mm gun during an advance against German/Wikimedia Commons
The filmmakers who gave the world Saving Private Ryan, and Jarhead are shipping out to recreate World War I in the upcoming drama 1917.
The film will be produced by Steven Spielberg (Jaws, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan) and directed by Sam Mendes (Jarhead, Skyfall, Spectre, Road to Perdition) — and the two are going to work on it as soon as next month.
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When Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” hit theaters in the summer of 1998, it was instantly hailed as a war film unlike anything audiences had ever seen before. And it mostly boiled down to one really long, really epic scene: the first 27 minutes of the movie, which depicts the Omaha Beach assault of June 6, 1944 in graphic detail and with dizzying devotion to the chaotic reality of heavy combat.