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Christopher Nolan's New Movie Looks Like a Straightforward WWII Epic

It'll be interesting to see how Nolan tackles a war story, since there probably won't be any high concept mind-fucks like 'Inception' or 'Prestige'-y twists.

by VICE Staff
Dec 14 2016, 5:12pm

The trailer for Christopher Nolan's follow-up to the 2014 sci-fi slog Interstellar is here, and it looks like a WWII epic to rival Saving Private Ryan. The movie, Dunkirk, takes its name from the French city where the Allies staged a massive evacuation in 1940 to save roughly 400,000 troops cornered by the Nazis.

The Dunkirk trailer hits all the standard WWII war-movie tropes—from beaches filled with bodies to aerial dogfights—and has appearances from Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy. Kenneth Branagh even pops up for a few moments.

It'll be interesting to see how Nolan tackles a straightforward war story, since there probably won't be any cerebral, high-concept mind-fucks like Inception or Prestige's twists.

The movie was shot on location in Dunkirk, France, and is set to hit theaters next summer. Give the trailer a watch above.