Check Out These Three Fan-Made Posters for Nolan's 'Dunkirk' Film
by Alex Billington
December 29, 2015
In Nolan We Trust! It has been just over 24 hours since Warner Bros officially announced details about Christopher Nolan's next film, a WWII-set action-thriller titled Dunkirk, to be filmed in 65mm. The news arrived with an announcement from the Mayor of Dunkirk, France discussing a major movie production shooting there in May/June next year. Loyal Nolan fans are already so excited they've whipped up the first three fan-made posters for a project we know hardly anything about. These posters are all designed around the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940, known as Operation Dynamo, referencing events and imagery from WWII. They're still very cool to see, and I love that fans are so excited by the film already that they've made this art.
These fan-made posters were found on Twitter and Facebook, click each one to link back. The official press release from Warner Bros states that, "shooting will begin in May using many of the real locations of the true-life events, which form the background for the story." Thanks to @antovolk for the tip on all of these:
Ride Out the Tyranny of War. Christopher Nolan will direct Dunkirk from his own original screenplay, filming on-site in France later this summer, with a release planned for summer 2017. 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. The cast will be headed by yet-to-be-cast unknowns. Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy are currently in talks to join the ensemble. We'll keep an eye out for news.
The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 27th and June 4th, 1940, during World War II. After the invasion of France by Hitler, over 300,000 troops from Belgium, England and France had to be evacuated across the Channel. It was a very massive operation involving hundreds of merchant marine boats, fishing boats, pleasure craft, and lifeboats called into service in order to assist in this emergency. There was a film made in 1958 starring John Mills called Dunkirk about the evacuation as well (watch on iTunes). This seems like it should be an epic story for Nolan to tell. Stay tuned.