It’s been in development for a while now, and Universal has finally made it happen after decades away from the small screen. Dad’s Army is heading into cinemas early next year, and we’ve got the first trailer to prove it.
Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay, and Michael Gambon lead the cast, with Catherine Zeta Jones topping the support alongside Blake Harrison, Danny Mays, Bill Paterson, and Mark Gatiss.
Oliver Parker, whose credits including Johnny English Reborn and St. Trinian’s, directs from a script by Hamish McColl (Paddington).
Dad’s Army is due to be released on 5th February, 2016.
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.