If you weren't getting giddy with excitement for the big screen adaptation of 'Dad's Army' next year, you certainly will be now. The new trailer has arrived and we challenge you to keep the smile off your face. Euphemisms, slapstick humour and ridiculous costumes galore, this upcoming movie truly is the best of British comedy.

Catherine Zeta-Jones in 'Dad's Army'Catherine Zeta-Jones is the epitome of World War II beauty

Based on Jimmy Perry's enormously popular war comedy series of the same name which ran from 1968 to 1977 and starred Arthur Lowe, Ian Lavender and Arnold Ridley among others, the movie features re-imaginings of all your favourite characters, plus a few new personalities. The likes of bumbling Captain Mainwaring (Toby Jones), mild-mannered Private Godfrey (Michael Gambon) and simple-minded Private Pike (Blake Harrison) will be joined by a stunning and charming journalist named Rose Winters (Catherine Zeta-Jones), and the poshest officer the military has to offer Colonel Theakes (Mark Gatiss).

Watch the trailer for 'Dad's Army' here:

The trailer provides your first real look at the new characters, as well as a generous helping of gags, as it depicts a useless group of soldiers jumping into action for the first time, adorned in leaves, twigs... and a Hawaiian skirt.

Daniel Mays and Michael Gambon in 'Dad's Army'Michael Gambon is comedy gold in the upcoming 'Dad's Army'

Set in 1944 after the events of the series, a journalist arrives at Walmington-on-Sea to report on the activities of the Home Guard. Unfortunately, not much is going on on home soil; that is until MI5 discover a radio signal from the area going to Berlin and they realise that they have a spy in their midst. Finally! Some real adventure awaits for these truly past-it army gents.

The cast of 'Dad's Army'The Home Guard platoon finally get their chance to shine

The movie has been directed by BAFTA nominated Oliver Parker ('St. Trinian's', 'An Ideal Husband'), who re-teams with screenwriter Hamish McColl ('Paddington', 'Mr. Bean's Holiday'), with whom he previously worked on 'Johnny English Reborn'.

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'Dad's Army' is set to hit UK cinemas on February 5th 2015.

The cast of 'Dad's Army' 2Toby Jones leads a phenomenal British cast