Christopher Nolan has delved into the depths of the human mind, in the form of memories (Memento) and dreams (Inception). He's taken viewers to space (Interstellar), and to the streets of Gotham City (The Dark Knight trilogy). For his next finely tuned project, the acclaimed director will turn to Dunkirk, and explore war.
Following on from the eerie teaser, which was minimal in content yet terrifying in its simplicity, the full trailer is finally released. Shot beautifully on IMAX 65 mm, the initial trailer is everything we'd expect from Nolan; visually stunning while capturing the grim magnitude of conflict. Check out the trailer below:
The imposing score may sound slightly familiar, as Nolan is again teaming up with composer Hans Zimmer, the regular contributor who has worked on The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and Interstellar.
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An Oscar Worthy Cast And Crew
Behind the scenes, as well as focusing on practical effects (including allegedly spending $5 million of the budget a vintage German Luftwaffe fighter), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) visual effects guru Andrew Jackson will help fill in the gaps between fantasy and reality.
It's no surprise that some of Hollywood's finest will line up to work for Nolan, especially in a film that couldn't seem more pre-packed for Oscar glory than #Dunkirk. Spotted in the trailer are regulars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy, while last year's Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Oscar nominee Kenneth Branagh join the team.
In a more left field choice, pop-sensation and One Direction singer Harry Styles makes his acting debut. However, any doubts over his inclusion can be settled slightly by his appearance in the trailer; this is Nolan, after all.
All the signs suggest Nolan's furore into war will be as epic as one would expect.
Dunkirk is released on July 21, 2017.