Warner Bros. released the new, full-length trailer for Dunkirk earlier this morning, and boy does this thing look intense. The World War II action-thriller from writer/director Christopher Nolan chronicles the evacuation of Dunkirk, a British military operation that saved 330,000 lives as Allied soldiers were surrounded by German forces. Nolan reunites with his Interstellar cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema on this history-based follow-up, and the two shot the film entirely with IMAX 65mm film and 65mm large-format photography, promising a moviegoing experience of epic proportions.
Since this is the first lengthy footage we’ve seen from Nolan’s new film, we went ahead and scoured through the trailer to pull some screenshots for a closer look. The iconography on display courtesy of Nolan and Hoytema is terrific, and while the film does boast some well-known actors like Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, and recent Oscar winner Mark Rylance, the movie is expected to be lead by young newcomers for the most part. And yes, One Direction performer Harry Styles is indeed one of those “young newcomers”, making his acting debut in the film (talk about trial by fire).
So take a look at the Dunkirk trailer images below, which again feature some absolutely stunning imagery. Nolan shot the entirety of the film in IMAX and 65mm large-format film, so this is gonna be one you’re definitely going to want to see in IMAX. The film also stars Tom Hardy, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Harry Styles. Dunkirk opens in theaters on July 21, 2017.
Here’s the official synopsis for Dunkirk:
Dunkirk 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.