Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk': New Trailer Depicts ‘Colossal Military Disaster’ (Video)

The World War II epic opens July 21

Last Updated: May 5, 2017 @ 9:40 AM

Warner Bros. has released the first full trailer for Christopher Nolan’s World War II-set action film, “Dunkirk.”

The latest from the “Interstellar” and “Dark Knight” director stars Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Harry Styles, Kenneth Branagh and James D’Arcy.

Nolan also wrote the script, which chronicles the evacuation of the French coastal town of Dunkirk during Operation Dynamo, the British military operation that saved the lives of 330,000 Allied soldiers surrounded by German forces.

He’s also producing the film shot on a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film photography for maximum image quality and high-impact immersion.

Speaking to French magazine Premiere in March, Nolan explained how his film will depict the “different temporalities” soldiers faced during the conflict. “On land, some stayed one week stuck on the beach. On the water, the events lasted a maximum day; and if you were flying to Dunkirk, the British spitfires would carry an hour of fuel,” he said.

He also shared that “Dunkirk” won’t be exposition-heavy. The film’s editor Lee Smith, also also quoted in the interview, said he had his work cut out for him “…because there is little dialogue.”

Warner Bros. will release “Dunkirk” worldwide this summer on July 21. The film will be released theatrically on IMAX, 70mm, 35mm and all other screens.