Christopher Nolan has truly earned the reputation of being a masterful director who makes these visual spectacles along with well-written scripts. He has dabbled in sci-fi genre with Interstellar, comic-book superhero genre with The Dark Knight trilogy, fantasy genre with Inception, psychological thriller genre with Memento and now he is trying his hand on War movie with his upcoming Dunkirk. He mentioned that the movie has been told from three perspectives – soldiers of land, air and sea.
Till now, whatever teasers or trailers have come out for the movie, it seems that he will once again going to top himself which is an impossible task.
The film is based on a true World War II story when over 300,000 allied troops were saved from Nazi offensive as part of the Operation Dynamo. As the release date is inching closer, Warner Bros. is going all guns blazing to promote it as much as possible.
Recently, they released the new poster of the movie that has the protagonist Tommy played by young Fionn Whitehead front and center. It shows his head lying down on the beach as another brutal Nazi air attack is about to hit, reflects the grittiness and intensity of the situation as well. Now, there is a new 15-second TV spot which has Tom Hardy in an intense aerial dogfight.
While a number of new actors will be seen in the ensemble cast including ‘One Direction’ singer Harry Styles, but a number of old favorites are also coming such as Tom Hardy as British fighter pilot; Cilian Murphy as an injured soldier. Also, there is Kenneth Branagh as military general and Mark Rylance as a sailor who visits Dunkirk to save as many as possible.
Nolan is again using his favorite technology IMAX in truly inventive ways to reveal the scope of the operation. He is attempting something more visceral and stunning than his past directorial adventures. Is it even possible? Well…anything is when it comes to Christopher Nolan. CHEERS!