Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired global distribution rights to “They Shall Not Grow Old,” the Peter Jackson-directed World War I documentary that premiered last month to rave reviews at the London Film Festival.
The film mixes previously unseen footage and audio recordings from Great Britain’s Imperial War Museums’ film archives with state-of-the-art technology that includes colorized and sharpened images converted to stereoscopic 3D.
The result is an immersive film that humanizes the experiences of the young British soldiers who fought in World War I 100 years ago, in sequences that are narrated by the soldiers themselves.
In a small sampling of 13 reviews, the film so far has achieved a 100% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes.
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