The master of destruction, what next for Roland Emmerich? World War 2 and Midway. Today Lionsgate have released the Second UK Trailer. Has he remade ‘that Michael Bay Film’…Pearl Harbour!
Don’t get us wrong we love Emmerich and his appetite for destruction. You could say this is one of his very few ‘grounded’ films, based on a true story. So was Pearl Harbour and we all know what Bay done to that historical battle.
World War 2 is probably the most popular war within the genre. Based on the real life story of the Battle Of Midway which saw the Americans take on the Japanese Imperial Army on water and in the air. Regarded as the turning point of the war in the Pacific, like Normandy closer to home.
It seems this is a passion project for Emmerich. Here’s hoping he does give the respect the men and women who died in the battle deserve.
MIDWAY is the epic, real-life saga about an undermanned American fleet and the brave Navy leaders and pilots who triumphed, against the odds, over a powerful adversary. With democracy and freedom at stake, these U.S. brothers-in-arms conquered the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Midway, a most stunning clash by air and sea which marked a heroic feat of naval warfare and pivoted the Allies toward victory in the Pacific Theater during WWII.
The film also stars Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas. Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano, Luke Kleintank, Jun Kunimura, Darren Criss, Keean Johnson. Alexander Ludwig, with Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid and Woody Harrelson.
Midway will be released in the UK, Ireland and the USA from 8th November.