Watch the first trailer for Peter Jackson’s unique First World War film They Shall Not Grow Old, ahead of its World Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on Tuesday 16 October, right here.
We’re already booked up at our local Picturehouse Cinema, as it’ll be simultaneously show in 2D and 3D to cinemas and special venues across the UK – Book your tickets here – followed by a special post screening Q&A with Jackson, hosted by film critic Mark Kermode by Trafalgar Releasing, in conjunction with BFI London Film Festival premiere.
Audiences and film fans across the country will also be able to submit questions to Jackson in advance by twitter for the live Q&A, taking place after the screening –
#TheyShallNotGrowOld – Watch the new trailer now:
Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, and Imperial War Museums, They Shall Not Grow Old has been created exclusively with original footage from Imperial War Museums’ film archive and audio from BBC archives. The film uses the voices of the veterans combined with original archival footage to bring to life the reality of war on the front line for a whole new generation. Footage has been colourised, converted to 3D and transformed with modern production techniques to present never before seen detail.
Created to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice, the internationally renowned director Peter Jackson (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings) combined his personal fascination with the period and his Academy Award winning directorial skills to bring the First World War to life in a way never seen before.