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.