The first trailer for the remake of Dad’s Army has arrived and before you roll your eyes, take a look at the cast lineup before you dismiss it.
Based on Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s classic series, the movie version stars Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Toby Jones, Daniel Mays, Blake Harrison, Alison Steadman, Mark Gatiss, Sarah Lancashire with Michael Gambon, Bill Paterson and Tom Courtenay.
Making a movie adaption of a beloved sitcom gem is a tricky business, Dad’s Army keeps the humour broad, but that’s keeping with the tone of the original series. Directed by Oliver Parker, Dad’s Army is released in UK cinemas on February 5th.
It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.