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The Pacific - HBO unveil first trailer

Steven Spielberg

Preview by Jack Foley

THE first trailer for eagerly anticipated drama serial The Pacific – Steven Spielberg’s follow-up to Band of Brothers – debuted last night in the US on the HBO website

The Pacific is a 10-part HBO series produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, the creative team behind the award winning mini-series Band of Brothers.

The entire series has been shot in high definition, and will be shown in HD on Sky Movies in early 2010.

A ‘companion piece’ to the Emmy-winning Band of Brothers, the new series tracks the intertwined odysseys of three US Marines – Robert Leckie, Eugene Sledge and John Basilone – across the vast canvas of the Pacific.

The extraordinary experiences of these men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.

The cast includes Joseph Mazzello (as Corporal Eugene “Sledgehammer” Sledge), Jon Seda (as Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone), James Badge Dale (as Private First Class Robert Leckie) and William Sadler (as Colonel Lewis “Chesty” Puller).