First poster for the Dad's Army big-screen reboot released
Production is well underway for the new Dad's Army film and while we're awaiting the first official footage we do no have the first poster. Based on the popular BBC TV series created by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, the new film sees Toby Jones taking on the lead role as Captain Mainwaring (a role previously played by Arthur Lowe).
Set in 1944 as the Second World War reaches 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, led by Captain Mainwaring, is low. So their new mission, to patrol the Dover army base, is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation – until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea, sparking rumours of a spy and – with the outcome of the war suddenly at stake – it falls to the veteran servicemen to step up.
Dad's Army is due to arrive in UK cinemas on 5th February 2016 and is being directed by Oliver Parker. It stars Toby Jones, Sir Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy, Sarah Lancashire, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Gatiss, Blake Harrison, Tom Courtenay and Emily Atack.