Midway poster: One battle turned the tide of the war
It’s been over six months since we last heard any news on Roland Emmerich (Independence Day)’s upcoming war epic Midway, but as we roll closer to its November release date, Lionsgate took to Twitter to debut the first poster for the film, which can be viewed in full below!
The cast of Midway also includes Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring) as Admiral Edwin Layton, Luke Evans (The Alienist, Beauty and the Beast) as Commander Wade McClusky, Woody Harrelson (Solo: A Star Wars Story) as Admiral Chester Nimitz, Mandy Moore (This Is Us) and Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), and co-stars Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Nick Jonas (Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle), Dennis Quaid (Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow), Keean Johnson (Alita: Battle Angel) and Tadanobu Asano (Thor, 47 Ronin).
From Stuard Ford’s AGC Studios, the film is written by Wes Tooke (Colony) and produced by Emmerich’s Centropolis Entertainment, Harald Kloser (2012, White House Down, Independence Day: Resurgence), and Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot, Molly’s Game). Production began in September on the film.
Starlight Entertainment Group and Providence Entertainment Limited are financing the project. U.S. and China theatrical distribution is already set with Lionsgate to release through its Summit Entertainment label stateside and Bona Film Group to release in Greater China. Creative Artists Agency (CAA) brokered the financing and distribution deals.
Universal Pictures released a big budget epic version of the event also titled Midway in 1976, which starred Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, and Toshiro Mifune.
Midway will officially hit theaters on November 8.