What was your first reaction when you heard there was going to be a movie remake of Dad’s Army? Whatever you thought, the first poster for the new film has some important advice: Don’t Panic.
The poster takes inspiration from Corporal Jones’s famous catchphrase, and also features the key cast set to recreate one of Britain’s best-loved comedies.
The new film, starring Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring and Bill Nighy as Sergeant Wilson, will be in cinemas on 5th February 2016.
Also poking their heads into the new poster are Danny Mays as Private Walker (far left), Harry Potter’s Michael Gambon as Private Godfrey (second from left), The Inbetweeners’ Blake Harrison as Private Pike (third from left), Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones (second from right) and Bill Paterson as Private Fraser (far right).
Catherine Zeta-Jones also stars as journalist Rose Winters, who arrives in Walmington-on-Sea to profile the ‘brave’ Home Guard keeping Great Britain safe.
Ian Lavender, the original Private Pike, is set to play a cameo role in the new film, and co-writer Jimmy Perry acts as executive producer.
Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss, Last Tango in Halifax’s Sarah Lancashire and Gavin & Stacey’s Alison Steadman are also set to appear in the film, directed by St Trinians’ Oliver Parker and adapted by Mr Bean’s Holiday screenwriter Hamish McColl.
The film is set in 1944; the Allies are in the final months of planning before D-Day when a mysterious radio signal from Walmington-on-Sea to Berlin puts the whole operation at risk. Is there a spy in the Home Guard’s midst?