After his share of movies based on comic series and sci-fi genres, Christopher Nolan is taking a shift from his recent regulars. ‘Dunkirk’ is the newest project for the ‘Inception’ director and the first trailer has been released.
In the backdrop of World War II, the film will tell the story of Operation Dynamo, where around 300,000 allied soldiers from France, Belgium, Canada and Britain were rescued from the French port of Dunkirk as the Axis forces of Germany invaded the country.
The trailer shows off German planes dropping pamphlets asking the allied troops to surrender before their invasion and from there it is cut forward straight to explosions. The grim sights of explosions, bullets, dead bodies of soldiers, wreckage of ships are soon brought into the scene, indicating the impending doom.
Had Hitler not delayed an order, the soldiers would have met their fate. But because of this rather small delay, the British Navy undertook a rescue operation between 27 May and 3 June, 1940. Joined by hundreds of small fishing and pleasure boats, the soldiers were rescued, it is regarded as one of the most prominent and decisive events of World War II.
Being a time based film, the visuals suit the plot and dives us into the World War II zone. ‘Dunkirk’ is being filmed with 65 mm film and top-of-the-line IMAX cameras to bring in the feel like other features from Christopher Nolan.
The VFX for the film has been created by Double Negative and it stars One Direction member – Harry Styles, and Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy.
The movie is slated for a 21 July, 2017 release.