The first trailer for director Roland Emmerich‘s World War II movie Midway is here, and, of course, the action scenes are absolutely epic. In fact, it’s exactly the type of havoc we’ve come to expect from the German director/producer behind Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow.
With Miday, Emmerich turns his attention away from aliens and world disasters to WWII and the Battle of Midway, an important turning point in the war between the Allies and Japanese Empire. And while the film looks a lot more grounded than his other blockbusters, it still has that disaster thriller appeal.
The film focuses on the legendary 1942 Battle of Midway, a historic clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy, which marked a significant turning point for the Americans in the Pacific during WWII. It also details the drama-filled six months leading up to the Battle of Midway following Japan’s infamous attack on Pearl Harbour.
The film has a stellar cast, which includes Patrick Wilson, Luke Evan, Ed Skrein, Woody Harrelson, Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas, Aaron Eckhart and Mandy Moore.