The secret is out! Christopher Nolan’s next cinematic outing will be a World War II film. Variety has confirmed that Dunkirk will be Nolan’s next project, and that the film is based on an original screenplay from the mulitalented director. The film will focus on Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France in the summer of 1940.
Not much is confirmed or known about the upcoming film as Warner Bros. has yet to release any further details. What we do know is that Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance are in talks to star in the upcoming film. Insiders have also revealed that Nolan plans to cast unknowns in the lead roles, and that the casting process has already begun in London. Sounds intriguing!
Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production at Warner Bros. has commented on the upcoming film saying that, “We are thrilled to be continuing our collaboration with Christopher Nolan, a singular filmmaker who has created some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful films of all time. Dunkirk’ is a gripping and powerful story and we are excited to see Chris, Emma and their cast realize it on the big screen”.
Variety reported that the film “will be shot on a combination of Imax 65mm and 65mm large format film for maximum image quality and high-impact immersion”. Shooting will begin in May and Nolan will use many of the real locations. Warner Bros. has set the film for a July 21, 2017 release.