Warner Bros. Pictures has officially announced Christopher Nolan’s next project, the famed director will take on the epic action thriller “Dunkirk” for the studio.
Warner Bros. Pictures didn’t announce the cast, but the studio did confirm that the ensemble will be led by unknown actors, with Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy in talks to join the cast. The announcement was made by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production.
The large scale film will be shot on a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large format film photography for maximum image quality and high impact immersion. Shooting will begin in May using many of the real locations of the true-life events, which form the background for the story. Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner Emma Thomas.
Silverman stated, “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 realize it on the big screen.”
Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing “Dunkirk” worldwide and has slated the film for a July 21, 2017 release. The film will be released theatrically on IMAX, 70mm, 35mm and all other screens.
More information on the film, casting, a trailer and a few more details surrounding the project will be announced as the film moves into production.