Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk Trailer


After seeing a short announcement teaser back in the summer, Warner Brothers has finally released a full trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming WWII thriller Dunkirk. Set during the pivotal Battle of Dunkirk in May and June of 1940, the movie revolves around the daring evacuation of hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops who are surrounded on all sides by German forces. With a cast that includes Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Kenneth Branagh, the movie is being shot entirely on IMAX cameras and a 7-minute sneak preview will play with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in select IMAX theatres starting this weekend. Dunkirk hits theatres on July 21st; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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  • 1138sw

    Looking forward to anything from Nolan but the Battle of Dunkirk is a great story to tell! Can’t wait!

  • Lisa Naarseth Myklebust

    Christopher Nolan, like the great rightist he is, is comitting revisionism of history to make one of the most embarrasing moments of his country’s moments in WW2 become a patriotic thing. The Germans never stopped their tanks to pick off British soldiers with their planes. They did in fact do nothing. Funnily enough, it was Hitler, noone else, who saved those 400,000 soldiers. One of his biggest blunders.

  • Larry Morgan

    The first 30 seconds or so are dope.

  • parapa

    It looks kinda weak, but that could just be them holding back to avoid spoiling the movie. It must be said though that when you look at the big Dunkirk scene in Atonement, this feels pretty cheap and small by comparison. Jury is still out though, and Nolan’s stuff usually works best on a big screen anyway

  • Nick P.

    I don’t think it is fair to compare a romantic movie with a Nolan war epic. Particularly when it isn’t even out yet. Plus the only reason anyone remembers that scene is because it is a 5 minute tracking shot, a gimmick .

  • parapa

    All we have to go on is the trailer, so thats what I’m reacting to. In all likelihood the full movie will be epic and awesome, but the glimpses here feel like crowds of extras, not like a lived-in battlefield. Yes it’s a gimmicky scene in that movie, but it feels much closer to what that beach might’ve looked like than what we get here.