Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) is directing “Dunkirk” from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen. The production was filmed in France, Netherlands, the U.K. and Los Angeles.
“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.
“Dunkirk” features a prestigious cast, including Tom Hardy (“The Revenant,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception”), Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”), Kenneth Branagh (“My Week with Marilyn,” “Hamlet,” “Henry V”) and Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), as well as newcomer Fionn Whitehead. The ensemble cast also includes Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan and Tom Glynn-Carney.
The film is being produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy). Jake Myers (“The Revenant,” “Interstellar,” “Jack Reacher”) is serving as executive producer.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema (“Interstellar,” “Spectre,” “The Fighter”), production designer Nathan Crowley (“Interstellar,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), editor Lee Smith (“The Dark Knight” Trilogy, “Elysium”), costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (“Inception,” “Bullets Over Broadway”), and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson (“Mad Max: Fury Road”).
Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing “Dunkirk” worldwide and has slated the film for a July 21, 2017 release.
I'm excited to see it. Nolan is a very good filmmaker even if he can at times be pretty sloppy. It's not my most anticipated film of the year (although I'm not exactly sure yet what that is) but it'd probably make my top 10.
Post by mellomoviereview on Feb 6, 2017 12:17:36 GMT
I'm kind of disappointed that Nolan isn't making a Sci-Fi picture.
The Science Fiction genre has a wealth of rich stories and possibilities. With a visual eye and a wonderful mind for storytelling he is a Sci-Fi lovers dream. Nolan really goes to those places in the genre and takes it to the next level.
That being said, I understand he wants to expand his range as a filmmaker. I'll check it out because it's Nolan. He is a modern name like Cameron or Spielberg that you can trust in the 21st Century.
There are very few directors today that can make giant blockbusters and you automatically give them the benefit of the doubt. He is one you can.