Universal Pictures has announced that filming has wrapped on Dad’s Army, the upcoming feature remake of the beloved British comedy series, and the film has been given a UK release date of February 5th, 2016.
“We are proud to bring Dad’s Army to cinema audiences early 2016. This feature film re-imagining of the characters from the original comedy series, which remains a cultural heritage, is sure to please all audiences. We cannot wait to see sold-out cinemas enjoy the antics of timeless creations like Captain Mainwaring, Sergeant Wilson and their platoon and discover other characters both familiar and new.”
Here’s the official synopsis…
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.
Directed by Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn, St Trinian’s, The Importance of Being Earnest), Dad’s Army features an all-star British cast which includes Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Love Actually) as Wilson, Catherine Zeta Jones (Side Effects, Chicago, The Legend of Zorro) as Rose, Toby Jones (The Hunger Games, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) as Captain Mainwaring, Tom Courtenay (Quartet) as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The King’s Speech) as Godfrey, Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) as Pike, Danny Mays (Atonement) as Walker, Bill Paterson (Miss Potter) as Fraser and Sarah Lancashire (Last Tango in Halifax, Lark Rise to Candleford), Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who) and Annette Crosbie (What We Did on Our Holiday).