The trailer, which will be attached to Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad, has arrived online to provide a first look at Nolan’s World War II movie. The story is based on the 1940 rescue mission, Operation Dynamo, which was a turning point in Britain’s involvement in the war.
The footage includes a series of shots, which try to set the tone of the war drama and at the same time aim to set it apart from Nolan’s previous features. The cinematography, courtesy of Hoyte van Hoytema, is chilling. As the camera moves, we are treated to peaks of the stark and barren shots of Dunkirk, as well as an ensemble shot of the soldiers who are trapped, waiting for the enemy to strike.
The movie is shot in IMAX 65mm and 65mm and from this first look it promises to be quite a spectacle to behold. There is no sight of any of Nolan’s impressive cast, featuring newcomer Fionn Whitehead as the lead and Mark Rylance, as well as frequent collaborators Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy among others.
The movie has already gathered a following thanks to the cinematic debut of a charming chap, called Harry Styles. This is, of course, understandable since the whole cast and crew are still deep in production, filming in France. Dunkirk is expected to hit cinemas next July.