Get your first taste of Christopher Nolan’s WWII epic Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated World War II epic Dunkirk – his first film since Interstellar – isn’t out until July next year, but today we’ve been treated to our first look at the film. In typical Nolan fashion, the Director is bringing his own screenplay to the screen, which will be shot in a mixture of IMAX and 65mm film.

The film stars Tom Hardy, recent Oscar Winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy alongside newcomer Fionn Whitehead. The film “opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

The film is being produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas . Jake Myers  is serving as executive producer. The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema, production designer Nathan Crowley , editor Lee Smith, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland, and Australian visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson, who took home an Oscar for his work in Mad Max: Fury Road.

Watch the clip here:

Dunkirk hits Australian cinemas on 20th July 2017