Robert Zemeckis has always been a technically proficient director. His films have displayed some truly ground breaking special effects. Even in films like the throwaway What Lies Beneath and the underrated Flight, Zemeckis manages to implement moments filled with ‘how did they do that’ special effects within the greater human story. With that in mind, the first look at his upcoming film Allied has been released.
Starring Oscar nominee Brad Pitt as Max Vatan, and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard as Marianne Beausejour, Allied is the story of Vatan (an intelligence officer) and Beausejour (a French Reistance fighter) who encounter each other as Vatan is on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Given the last time Zemeckis strayed into the territory of ‘war films’ he won an Oscar (Forrest Gump), we could very well see him at the Kodak theatre again come Oscar season.
Allied also stars Jared Harris, Lizzy Caplan and Matthew Goode. It opens in Australian cinemas on December 26.