It looks like Christopher Nolan is looking to do something a little different for his next project as the film-maker looks to World War II for inspiration.
According to Variety, Nolan will be using his own original screenplay to direct Dunkirk, a feature set during the legendary evacuation of France by British forces in 1940, which saw hundreds of thousands of soldiers evacuated across the Channel after being surrounded by the German army.
Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and Kenneth Branagh are rumoured to be in talks to join the cast for the film which will be made on location in the northern French town. It will be made by Warner Brothers and according to the studio, production will begin in May with a targeted release of July 21, 2017.
Nolan will produce the film with his longtime producing partner and wife, Emma Thomas and the news comes after the mayor of Dunkirk reported to La Voix du Nord that Nolan and his brother Jonathon had visited the area so the director could “immerse himself in the land, its past and the consequences of the conflict.”
Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production told Variety:
We are thrilled to be continuing our collaboration with Christopher Nolan, a singular filmmaker who has created some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful films of all time. Dunkirk’ is a gripping and powerful story and we are excited to see Chris, Emma and their cast realise it on the big screen.
So are we! Have yet to be disappointed by any of his films, and this sounds like something completely different again, watch this space…