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New Dad’s Army promo image recreates classic TV show still

2 September 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We saw a trailer for the upcoming Dad’s Army remake last month [watch it here], and now we have a new cast photo for the movie which features stars Toby Jones (Captain Mainwaring), Bill Nighy (Wilson), Tom Courtenay (Corporal Jones), Bill Paterson (Fraser), Michael Gambon (Godfrey), Blake Harrison (Pike) and Danny Mays (Walker) recreating a classic promo shot from the original TV series…

And for comparison, here’s the original shot…

What do you make of the new cast? Let us know in the comments below…

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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This new Dads Army cast photo is very familiar

1 September 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

New Dads Army cast photo shows off an iconic image.

A brand new Dads Army cast photo hast just been released, and it looks very familiar. The film is due in cinemas in February of next year, and is obviously based on the classic, much-loved TV series of the same name.

Take a look at this:

Dads Army cast photo // Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Bill Nighy as Wilson, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Bill Paterson as Fraser, Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Blake Harrison as Pike and Danny Mays as Walker

So, for those not familiar with this snap… have a look at this; the original cast from the original TV series. See the similarlity?

Dads Army cast photo

The film is based on the much-loved iconic British comedy, and will be released in cinemas on February 5th 2016. Directed by BAFTA award-winning Oliver Parker, the film brings together a stellar, »

- Paul Heath

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Attention! New Dad's Army Image Online

1 September 2015 3:01 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Empire's latest issue isn't all about Star Wars, and to prove it, here's an image from a long time ago but closer to home. We've had a teaser trailer showing them in action, and now here's a closer look at a World War II-era Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon and company standing to attention in their Dad's Army fatigues. Old England isn't done with these boys on Home Guard.Left to right in this identity parade of misfits, triers and high-street heroes are Jones' blustering bank manager Captain Mainwaring; Nighy's vague Sergeant Wilson; Tom Courtenay not panicking (despite the position of Mainwaring's cane) as the Sudan, Boer and Western Front veteran Lance-Corporal "Mad Bomber" Jones; Bill Paterson as dour Scottish undertaker Private Frazer; Gambon controlling his bladder as the doddery Private Godfrey; Blake Harrison as stupid boy Private Pike; and Daniel Mays as the spivvy Private Walker.Directed by »

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BBC Two will explore the origins of Dad's Army in a new drama with Shane Richie as Bill Pertwee

28 August 2015 5:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

There's already a Dad's Army movie remake on the horizon, and now there's going to be a drama based around its origins.

EastEnders star Shane Richie will play Bill Pertwee in BBC Two's Making Dad's Army, a one-off film about the classic and beloved British sitcom.

The drama will focus on the show's original idea in 1967 up until its first broadcast in 1968, and the struggles creators Jimmy Perry and David Croft had to endure to get it on screen.

Friday Night Dinner's Paul Ritter will play Perry, while Game of Thrones actor Richard Dormer will portray Croft.

The rest of the Dad's Army actors will be played by John Sessions (as Arthur Lowe), Julian Sands (as John Le Mesurier), Mark Heap (as Clive Dunn), Kevin Bishop (as James Beck), Michael Cochrane (as Arnold Ridley) and Ralph Riach (as John Laurie).

Meanwhile, Keith Allen will play TV executive Paul Fox, »

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Dad's Army film - first trailer reports for duty

13 August 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Don’t panic! The new adaptation of the 1970s sitcom that stars Bill Nighy, Toby Jones and Catherine Zeta Jones might not be completely terrible

Big-screen transfers for much-loved television sitcoms tend to follow something of a hit and miss pattern: for every Inbetweeners Movie there’s a League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse, and for every Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa there’s a Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie. And so it is with trepidation that we peer tentatively at the debut trailer for Dad’s Army, the second attempt to translate Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s adored 1970s show for the cinema (following the 1971 UK box office smash), in the potentially vain hope that it will enhance, rather than ruin fond memories of the original.

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- Ben Child

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Watch: Toby Jones, Bill Nighy & Catherine Zeta-Jones Get Wacky In Trailer For 'Dad's Army'

13 August 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There is a certain strand of British comedy that is quite broad and buffoonish and that may weigh on how well the first trailer for "Dad's Army" plays for you. It's based on a Brit comedy of the same name that ran from the late '60s to late '70s, and the first trailer has arrived for the big screen version that, well, maybe your Dad might dig. Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Toby Jones, Daniel Mays, Michael Gambon, Bill Paterson and Tom Courtenay star in the Oliver Parker ("Johnny English Reborn") directed comedy flick set on the tail end of WWII that follows a contingent of the Home Guard who have to track down a spy. 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. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Are you excited by the new Dad's Army trailer? Vote in our poll and have your say

13 August 2015 4:22 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

After first being teased way back in 2012, a Dad's Army movie was confirmed last year and has a star-studded cast including Catherine Zeta Jones, Bill Nighy and The Inbetweeners' Blake Harrison.

The first pictures looked promising, and a release date was confirmed for February 2016.

"It was one of those jobs where you go, 'No, that's a terrible idea, I don't want anything to do with that, thank you very much'," Toby Jones admitted to us in April about playing Captain Mainwaring - before being swayed by the quality of Hamish McColl's script.

A poster released earlier this week urges us not to panic in true Dad's Army style - but now a full trailer has been unveiled, we've got a much better idea of what to expect from the film.

So having watched a minute of the movie - are you excited about the film, or is it a really, »

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Are you excited by the new Dad's Army trailer? Vote in our poll and have your say

13 August 2015 4:22 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

After first being teased way back in 2012, a Dad's Army movie was confirmed last year and has a star-studded cast including Catherine Zeta Jones, Bill Nighy and The Inbetweeners' Blake Harrison.

The first pictures looked promising, and a release date was confirmed for February 2016.

"It was one of those jobs where you go, 'No, that's a terrible idea, I don't want anything to do with that, thank you very much'," Toby Jones admitted to us in April about playing Captain Mainwaring - before being swayed by the quality of Hamish McColl's script.

A poster released earlier this week urges us not to panic in true Dad's Army style - but now a full trailer has been unveiled, we've got a much better idea of what to expect from the film.

So having watched a minute of the movie - are you excited about the film, or is it a really, »

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Don’t Panic! The Dad’s Army trailer is here

13 August 2015 12:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I’m not sure how well the upcoming Dad’s Army movie will fare anywhere other than the UK, but the TV show on which it is based is absolutely loved here, and judging by the first teaser trailer for the film, which has just been released, we’re all in for a treat.

The teaser doesn’t feature much footage, but from what we can see, the cast, particularly Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring and Michael Gambon, who is absolutely spot-on with Godfrey.

Here’s the 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, »

- Paul Heath

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Dad's Army: the first trailer

12 August 2015 9:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The big screen take on Dad's Army arrives in cinemas in 2016. Here's the first trailer...

The big screen take on Dad's Army arrives in cinemas in 2016, and we get our first proper glimpse of it right here.

The movie features Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tony Jones, Michael Gambon, Tom Courenay, Blake Harrison, Bill Paterson and Daniel Mays. And it would be fair to say that they have some big boots to fill, if they want to come close to the majesty of the TV show that the new film is based on.

Oliver Parker directs this one (he previously rebooted St Trinian's, and helmed the likes of Johnny English Reborn and Dorian Gray). Hamish McColl has penned the script.

Here, then, is the first trailer, and the official synopsis. Trailer first...

And here's that synopsis...

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to »

- simonbrew

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First Trailer: The "Dad's Army" Movie

12 August 2015 4:58 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The classic British sitcom "Dad's Army" is getting a modern cinematic update and has enlisted the help of some strong talent to do it. Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Michael Gambon, Mark Gatiss, Daniel Mays, Tom Courtenay, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman and more star in the film which has been scheduled for a February 5th 2016 release.

The original show followed a fictional British town's platoon of veterans who've been tasked with defending against possible invasion of Blighty by the Nazis. In the film, Zeta-Jones plays a journalist doing a story on the group - but she may also be a German spy.

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- Garth Franklin

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First Trailer For Dad’s Army

12 August 2015 2:46 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

If you are from America, you are probably scratching your head right now, but if you reside on this side of the pond, rejoice!!! For the beloved and iconic British sitcom, Dad’s Army, is coming to the big screen, and it’s bringing a wealth of British talent, including Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Mark Gatiss, and Catherine Zeta Jones, with it. The teaser trailer is pretty much that, but it does give us a taste of the delightfully old school humour on display, and I can’t be the only one having the theme tune run through their head right now, can I? Released: 5th February 2016 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 »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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‘Dad’s Army’ Trailer: Britain’s Fate Lies In Their Hands

12 August 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Iconic British comedy series Dad’s Army, which ran on the BBC for nine seasons thoughout the 1970s, is getting a big-screen makeover with an all-star cast. Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Toby Jones and Catherine Zeta-Jones all feature in director Oliver Parker’s film adaptation. 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 among the Home Guard is low. Their new… »

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Watch Bill Nighy, Toby Jones and Michael Gambon lead Dad's Army in the remake of the TV classic

12 August 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Bill Nighy, Toby Jones and Michael Gambon are the head of Dad's Army in a hilarious new trailer.

Johnny English Reborn filmmaker Oliver Parker's latest comedy is a reboot of the beloved BBC series from the 1960s and '70s.

Dad's Army is set in the waning days of World War II in the small village of Walmington-on-Sea, where Captain George Mainwaring (Jones) is leading a group of volunteers in the Home Guard.

In a bizarre twist of fate, Mainwaring and his men might just become Britain's last line of defence against the Nazis when they discover a spy in their village.

The star-filled cast also includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Gatiss, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman and Blake Harrison.

Dad's Army opens on February 5, 2016 in UK cinemas. »

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Watch Bill Nighy, Toby Jones and Michael Gambon lead Dad's Army in the remake of the TV classic

12 August 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bill Nighy, Toby Jones and Michael Gambon are the head of Dad's Army in a hilarious new trailer.

Johnny English Reborn filmmaker Oliver Parker's latest comedy is a reboot of the beloved BBC series from the 1960s and '70s.

Are you excited by the new Dad's Army trailer? Vote in our poll and have your say

Dad's Army is set in the waning days of World War II in the small village of Walmington-on-Sea, where Captain George Mainwaring (Jones) is leading a group of volunteers in the Home Guard.

In a bizarre twist of fate, Mainwaring and his men might just become Britain's last line of defence against the Nazis when they discover a spy in their village.

The star-filled cast also includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Gatiss, Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman and Blake Harrison.

Dad's Army opens on February 5, 2016 in UK cinemas. »

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First trailer for the Dad’s Army movie

12 August 2015 12:18 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the reveal of a teaser poster earlier in the week, the first trailer for the Dad’s Army movie has now been released online.

Check out the trailer below – and don’t panic.

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. »

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The First Trailer for Dad’s Army is Here

12 August 2015 11:47 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It’s been in development for a while now, and Universal has finally made it happen after decades away from the small screen. Dad’s Army is heading into cinemas early next year, and we’ve got the first trailer to prove it. Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay, and Michael Gambon lead the cast, with Catherine Zeta

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Dad's Army Teaser Marches In

12 August 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We’ve seen the images of the cast. We’ve had the poster. You know what follows next… That’s right, the first teaser trailer for the Dad’s Army film has come striding in like Captain Mainwaring and his less-than-elite squad in the end credits of the series.From the looks of this, the film has captured the spirit of the show with its bumbling Home Guard patrol forever doing their best to keep wartime Britain safe while never quite getting it right. The big test, of course, will be the film itself, but there’s certainly decent signs here, with Jones in particular finding a take on Mainwaring that doesn’t copy Arthur Lowe’s impeccable original, but echoes it.Oliver Parker is directing the remake of the classic Jimmy Perry/David Croft sitcom, which features a wide array of big British talent including Toby Jones (as Captain »

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First Poster For Dad's Army

10 August 2015 3:47 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It's been a while since Mr Hitler crossed swords with Walmington-on-Sea's finest - the last episode of Dad's Army aired in 1977 - but the khaki-clad boys are back in action and desperate to prove they're more than remainder stock while the British Army is out giving the Nazis the old what-for. The movie features about half the cream of British acting. The top half, in the case of this first teaser poster.Left to right in this identity parade of misfits, triers and high-street heroes are the slightly shifty Cockney Private Walker (Danny Mays), the vague Private Godfrey (Michael Gambon), daydreamy Private Pike (Blake Harrison), blustery Captain Mainwaring (Toby Jones), the wry Sergeant Wilson (Bill Nighy), willing but limited Lance-Corporal Jones (Tom Courtenay) and Scots undertaker Private Frazer (Bill Paterson). The might of the Wehrmacht haven't a hope, especially once Godrey can remember where he left his rifle.Directed by »

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Don't panic! Here's the first poster for the new Dad's Army movie

10 August 2015 2:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The first poster for the new Dad's Army movie has arrived.

The big-screen remake of the classic BBC comedy will march into cinemas on February 5, 2016.

Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Gambon and Toby Jones all star in the film, which comes from St Trinian's director Oliver Parker.

Tom Courtenay, Danny Mays, Bill Peterson, Sarah Lancashire, Mark Gatiss, Alison Steadman, Annette Crosbie and The Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison also feature in the all-star cast.

Earlier this year, BAFTA-nominated Jones admitted that he found working on the remake "really nerve-wracking".

Gatiss also revealed that he was initially "sceptical" about the film, but was relieved at finding it to be a "charming" and faithful take on the BBC sitcom. »

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