Be still our beating hearts.
Our first look at Christopher Nolan’s next film has arrived in the form of a quick “announcement trailer,” and it’s freakin’ spectacular.
Dunkirk, Nolan’s first-ever war film, tells the true story of the evacuation of Dunkirk during World War II. The British military operation had a hand in saving the lives of around 330,00 British and allied forces surrounded by the German army.
This may just be a teaser, but it offers up some truly breathtaking shots, giving us a potent taste of what’s to come without giving away much of the plot. The trailer doesn’t even show off the film’s impressive cast, choosing instead to bank on Christopher Nolan’s name.
Apart from the early visuals, there are a number of reasons this one’s high on our list of most-anticipated films. Take away Nolan, who also penned the screenplay, and you’re still left with a truly fantastic behind-the-scenes team, including composer Hans Zimmer, cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema (Let the Right One In, Her, Interstellar), editor Lee Smith (The Dark Knight, Inception), production designer Nathan Crowley (The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Interstellar) and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson (Mad Max: Fury Road).
We’re a bit under a year away from the release of this one, and time can’t go fast enough.
Dunkirk, starring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles and James D’Arcy, will hit U.S. cinemas on July 21, 2017.
Synopsis for Dunkirk:
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.