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Published On: Thu, Aug 11th, 2016

First trailer: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ is tense and thrilling

Christopher Nolan is following up 2014’s Interstellar with Dunkirk, a 1940 World War II thriller set during the Dunkirk evacuation of British forces from Northern France which is one of the brightest and darkest moments in British military history.

Germany’s Third Reich had conquered France and were set to begin their aerial assault on England. More than 300,000 British and allied soldiers who had been cut off and surrounded by German forces escaped.

Dunkirk movie poster Christopher nolanWarner Bros sets up the Nolan film with a very minimalist and tense trailer, check it out below.

The original Dunkirk evacuation saw 338,226 men saved from the French coast (while up to 40,000 were forced to surrender to the Germans), with 243 vessels sunk and British 177 aircraft shot down and 240 Luftwaffe craft in an incredible dogfight over Dunkirk.

Full details from the press release below.

Dunkirk stars Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Jack Lowden, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, and Tom Glynn-Carney.

Dunkirk is set to hit theaters July 21, 2017.

The film’s official synopsis:

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

From the original presser:

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that principal photography on the epic action thriller “Dunkirk” is underway in Dunkirk, France. Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) is directing “Dunkirk” from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen. The production will shoot in France, Holland, the UK and Los Angeles.

“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

“Dunkirk” features a prestigious cast, including Tom Hardy (“The Revenant,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception”), Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”), Kenneth Branagh (“My Week with Marilyn,” “Hamlet,” “Henry V”) and Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), as well as newcomer Fionn Whitehead. The ensemble cast also includes Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan and Tom Glynn-Carney.

The film is being produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy). Jake Myers (“The Revenant,” “Interstellar,” “Jack Reacher”) is serving as executive producer.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema (“Interstellar,” “Spectre,” “The Fighter”), production designer Nathan Crowley (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), editor Lee Smith (“The Dark Knight” Trilogy, “Elysium”), costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception,” “Bullets Over Broadway”), and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson (“Mad Max: Fury Road”).

Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing “Dunkirk” worldwide and has slated the film for a July 21, 2017 release.

 

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