News has been quiet regarding director Christopher Nolan’s next film up until this point. Despite already receiving a release date in 2017, about the only reports that have come out about the film are about how deeply it’s being kept under wraps. Which, considering Nolan’s past routine when it comes to spoilers, doesn’t come as that much of a surprise.
However, details about the film’s plot and its locations have finally been revealed, and for the first time ever, it looks like Nolan will be tackling a re-telling of a true story, unlike his previous films which have all been original ideas or in the case of Insomnia, a remake.
According to a new report from Variety, Nolan is reportedly preparing to begin work on the action thriller Dunkirk for Warner Bros., which will be set in the northern France city during World War II. The project will tell the story of Operation Dynamo/Miracle of Dunkirk, which was an evacuation orchestrated by British Admiral Bertram Ramsey, and saved the lives of over 200,000 allied troops trapped in Dunkirk by the Nazis with a surprise fleet of warships, merchant ships, and fishing boats.
While most of the cast’s lead roles will reportedly be played by next-to-unknown actors, actors Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Kenneth Branagh (Cinderella), and Tom Hardy (The Revenant) are also rumored to be playing some of the film’s few adult characters. Nolan will be helming the project based from his own original screenplay, and will be shooting the film using a combination of IMAX 65mm cameras and 65mm large format film which he already has quite a large amount of experience using.
The British auteur is reportedly working on the film with his longtime collaborator and co-writer, Jonathan Nolan as well, with the two being spotted scouting locations in France just recently for the project.
After the overly ambitious, and divisive Interstellar in 2014, this marks a new, and interesting direction for Nolan to take moving forward. Seeing how he adapts the film’s true story and events will be telling, and after some of his more genre-heavy projects, Dunkirk sounds like something that he should be able to grab hold of and really run away with. I don’t know about you too, but imagining how he’ll stage the film’s war set pieces and emotional center is already starting to give me chills.
Dunkirk is set to hit theatres on July 21st, 2017.
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