Sam Mendes’ one-shot WWI film 1917 isn’t far from cinemas, and we have another trailer for it fresh out of Universal.

Already garnering awards nominations and raves from those who’ve seen previews, it’s the real-time story of two young British soldiers who are given what essentially amounts to an almost impossible mission.

It stars George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch.

1917 opens in Australian cinemas from January 9.