Roland Emmerich’s WWII Epic ‘Midway’ Adds ‘The Guest’ Cinematographer

Stargate and Independence Day director Roland Emmerich is trying his hands at a WWII epic with Midway, which would focus on the Battle of Midway that took place during the Pacific Campaign of the war.

The Battle of Midway in the South Pacific was a decisive naval battle in June 1942, six months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The U.S. Navy defeated an attacking fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy near Midway Atoll after U.S. code breakers were able to pinpoint the time and place of the attack. The damage to the Japanese fleet was so extensive that it never recovered and military historians regard the battle as a turning point in the war.

We have an interesting crew update as Roland has hired cinematographer Robby Baumgartner best known for his work on films such as The Guest, Blindspotting, and the recent Blair Witch movie.

Omega Underground has also learned that filming on Midway has been pushed from mid-August to September 3rd with shooting locations confirmed to include Montreal and Hawaii.

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Midway is currently without a release date.


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