Back in September, Warner Bros. dated Christopher Nolan's next film for a July 21st, 2017 release date...and that was it. There were no other details given.
Today though, word comes that the project is to be a World War II set film called Dunkirk. It is based on the true story of Operation Dynamo, a British led military operation that rescued 330,000 Allied soldiers trapped in Dunkirk Harbor as it was surrounded by the German army.
The film will be an ensemble piece with Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road), Kenneth Branagh (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) and Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) announced as already being a part of the cast which will include a group of largly unknowns.
Nolan will shoot the pic on IMAX 65mm cameras and 65mm large format-film.
This is certainly a departure for Nolan as his last three non-Batman films were the magician drama, The Prestige (2006), the dream actioner, Inception (2010), and the outer space epic, Interstellar (2014).
Personally, I'm thrilled to see Nolan taking on such a serious, historical event project such as this and can only imagine what he has in store for audiences. He never fails to disappoint.
We'll keep you posted on more of this project as it becomes available.
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