Christopher Nolan's World War II Epic 'Dunkirk' Film Revealed


By Matt O'Bryant 

While a release date was announced awhile back for Christopher Nolans next film. Nothing has been known about the project until now. While reports started to leak out over the weekend, nothing has been confirmed until now.

Christopher Nolans next film for Warner Brothers will be a World War II epic entitled DUNKIRK.

This script will be an original screenplay written by Nolan, but will be based in and around France during the famous World War II surprise evacuation of the Northern French city Dunkirk.

The surprise evacuation is also known as Operation Dynamo which was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France, between 27 May and 4 June 1940, during the second World War. Large numbers of Belgian, British, and French troops were cut off and surrounded by the German army during the Battle of France. After a total of 8 days, 338,226 soldiers were rescued by a hastily assembled fleet of over 800 boats.

Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, and Kenneth Branagh are in early negotiations to star along with ayet unknown ensemble of mostly "unknowns".

The film is also said to be shooting in France in location with IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film. Which is per usual for the filmmaker who is a strong advocate for filming with actual "film".

DUNKIRK will hit theaters on July 21st, 2017.