Four years since Peter Jackson has released a film and next month They Shall Not Grow Old will have it’s World Premiere the BFI London Film Festival. Trafalgar Releasing has sent us the film’s official Trailer ahead of that premiere on 16th October.
The film will take us back to World War One deep into the trenches, an era Jackson has been fascinated for a long time. The film has been created exclusively with original footage from Imperial War Museums’ film archive and audio from BBC archives. Using his award-winning directorial skills to bring the First World War to life in a way never seen before.
Check out the Trailer
Using 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.
Peter Jackson, Director of They Shall Not Grow Old comments: “I wanted to reach through the fog of time and pull these men into the modern world, so they can regain their humanity once more – rather than be seen only as Charlie Chaplin-type figures in the vintage archive film. By using our computing power to erase the technical limitations of 100 year cinema, we can see and hear the Great War as they experienced it.”
Trafalgar Releasing and BFI LFF are also pleased to confirm that the film will be simultaneously screened, in 2D and 3D to cinemas and special venues across the UK. Attended by the director Peter Jackson, the simulcast will include a special post-screening Q&A with Jackson, hosted by film critic Mark Kermode.
They Shall Not Grow Old will have it’s World Premiere on 16th October, at BFI Southbank.
For more information and tickets, please visit https://theyshallnotgrowold.film/