A Highly-Anticipated War Film’s Posters Arrive This Week

Audiences will see the first signs of a highly anticipated war film this week. Although Christopher Nolan’s historical drama Dunkirk (2017) won’t arrive in theaters until the summer of 2017, the production released two movie posters recently. Both written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the epic revolves around a true event from the War II era.

 

Scheduled for release on July 21, 2017, Dunkirk (2017) stars some well known British actors, including Kenneth Branagh, a noted Shakespearian performer and leading man and versatile producer and writer Tom Hardy. James D’Arcy, Mark Rylance, Aneurin Barnard, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles, Tom Glynn-Carney, Barry Keoghan, Michael Fox, Adam Long, Bobby Lockwood and Jack Lowden appear in the film. Shot entirely in IMAX film, the epic promises to offer spectacular cinematography. Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema worked closely with the director to shoot sweeping coastal and ocean scenes.

 

Events in the historical drama recount an heroic rescue by thousands of small British civilian boats and fishing trawlers during one of the darkest periods of the Second World War. Surrounded by the Nazis and trapped on the coast of France following the German military blitzkrieg across much of Western Europe, hundreds of thousands of Allied troops appeared to face certain annihilation or capture. The United States had not yet entered the global conflict. Thousands of small British boats faced challenging odds to perform a daring rescue mission across the English Channel during late May and the beginning of June, 1940.

 

Mark Rylance Teases Opening Scene of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan has worked hard to make a name for himself within the science-fiction and superhero genre of films. This time around, though, Nolan intends to tackle World War 2 in his upcoming project, Dunkirk. The film tells the tale of both British and Allied forces surrounded by the enemy on the beaches of Dunkirk. So far, the film stars Tom Hardy, Cilian Murphy, and Mark Rylance, who recently teased the opening scene to the movie.

Speaking to Empire, Rylance discussed Nolan’s unique approach to the film, calling the filmmaker the most serious and interesting man.

In teasing the opening scene, Rylance has said there really is no build-up like in other war movies. No one will be playing a guessing game, but instead the action begins almost immediately with a “BANG!” Viewers will be thrust directly into the middle of the action as we watch soldiers in the midst of a “desperate situation.”

While it is certainly too early to tell, Dunkirk may very well be the ticket to an Oscar for Christopher Nolan. He has secured multiple nominations previously, but always come up just short. The Dark Knight and Inception, two of his very best films, were both worthy of the award. While those two were firmly based within the superhero and science-fiction genres, it is nice to see Nolan take a change of pace.

Dunkirk will release to United States theaters on July 21, 2017.