Wednesday, an official trailer was released for Christopher Nolan’s 2017 film, Dunkirk. The trailer for Dunkirk, which is still experiencing an internet buzz, comes about four months after an official teaser for the film was released by Warner Bros.
Christopher Nolan does not make small, subtle projects. With one look at the trailer, it is apparent that Dunkirk will follow Nolan’s filmography of high-budget, high-action films. Nolan, whose films have grossed over $4.2 billion worldwide, according to The Guardian, is the creative genius behind blockbuster hits like Interstellar, Inception, and the Dark Knight trilogy. In the Dunkirk official trailer, consistent with other Nolan films, the audience sees expansive wide shots, quick cuts, beautiful aerial shots, and plenty of action and explosions.
Aside from high-grossing action films, Nolan is known for his affinity of plot twists and non-linear story telling. The story of Dunkirk will be the first ever historical event that Nolan has tackled as a director. With history already being written, Nolan will have to keep his plot straight forward, avoiding his signature plot twists and instead focusing on the most entertaining and compelling way to re-tell history.
As referenced in a previous Inquisitr article, Dunkirk will be telling the story of the Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation: Dynamo, a mass evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk, France. After being badly beaten, and pushed to the coast of France by Nazi forces, British, Belgian, and French troops were surrounded, with only Nazi controlled France behind them, and the vast English Channel in front of them. As shown in the official trailer for Dunkirk, Allied soldiers waiting for rescue were under constant terror from Nazi forces in the form of bombs and machine gun fire from attack aircraft.