‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ Trailer: Peter Jackson’s World War I Documentary Brings 100-Year-Old Footage to Stunning Life

/Film | 11/20/2018 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Peter Jackson has put his cutting-edge visual technology to good use with They Shall Not Grow Old, a World War I documentary unlike any other. The documentary takes BBC archival footage shot during the war 100 years ago, and brings it to life via a state-of-the-art restoration and colorization process — and in 3D for good measure. The documentary has already aired in the U.K. on BBC Two, but now the stunning film comes to U.S. theaters for a limited time next month. Watch the They Shall Not Grow Old trailer below.

When you see archival footage from World War I, the grainy black-and-white soldiers and the devastated land that they walk seem so far away. But in They Shall Not Grow Old, they never felt more real. The documentary uses film footage captured at the time as well as 600 hours of BBC archival interviews to produce a gripping, immersive, and achingly human experience of the first Great War.

Jackson - Old - Collaboration - UK - NOW

Jackson directed They Shall Not Grow Old in collaboration with UK’s 14-18 NOW Arts Program, Imperial War Museums and BBC. Warner Bros. takes over U.S. distribution in partnership with Fathom Events for a one-day screening on December...
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