If there’s anyone who can possibly take the helm for a sprawling war epic (one that doesn’t necessarily have to involve Earth-shattering events and overzealous alien conquests), Roland Emmerich may certainly be that guy, and he’s working at proving so with a November release set for his ensemble-cast dramatic period thriller, Midway.
MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.
Midway stars Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano, Luke Kleintank, Jun Kunimura, Darren Criss, Keean Johnson and Alexander Ludwig, with Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid and Woody Harrelson. The film opens on November 8 from Lionsgate.