Warner Bros has sent us the intense new UK Trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s World War Two epic drama Dunkirk, which gives us a deeper insight into what we can expect. Fierce fighting, harrowing action scenes, a glimpse inside the mind of Christopher Nolan and his intricate plot structure.
After movies about billionaire vigilante superheroes, amnesiac, insomniac cops, space explorers, for his tenth movie the British filmmaker will be grounded in important slice important history. Based around 1940 Operation Dynamo when 300,000 Allied soldiers trapped, rescued by the brave ordinary men and women.
Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) is directing “Dunkirk” from his own original screenplay, utilising a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen.
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.
What we really like about what we’ve seen for this movie is it seems not to focus on one particular actor as a lead but a movie that mixes the unknown actors with the established. The ‘Miracle Of Dunkirk’ was not focused on one or two heroes but a collective of heroes. The trailer shows off that bravery and these ordinary people volunteered, no need to risk their own lives. We do get thrown right into the heart of the battles, making us feel really claustrophobic and that intense feeling is hyped by the unnerving score from Hans Zimmer. There does seem there will be periods of the movie where there will be very little dialogue making you feel isolated, trapped even alone.
The marketing for Dunkirk has been very subtle which has frustrated many critics and fans, but as anyone knows Nolan would rather not show us any footage and make us wait until release day.
Dunkirk is set for a 21st July UK&Irish release. Starring Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Aneurin Barnard, Fionn Whitehead, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Harry Styles.