It’s a question Hollywood has been asking for months: What will be Christopher Nolan‘s next film? After the great success of Interstellar, which project would Nolan focus on next?
We finally have our answer. Variety is reporting that Nolan will direct the WWII film Dunkirk, which is about the evacuation of the northern French city of the same name. According to the reports, Nolan is also responsible for writing the screenplay for this film.
Obviously, casting details haven’t been confirmed this early in the game, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some rumors floating around. Sources say Kenneth Branagh (Wallander, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), and Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) are currently in talks to star in the movie.
Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production for Warner Bros. told Variety the following…
“We are thrilled to be continuing our collaboration with Christopher Nolan, a singular filmmaker who has created some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful films of all time. Dunkirk is a gripping and powerful story and we are excited to see Chris, Emma and their cast realize it on the big screen.”
Production on this film will be moving fast. Reports claim shooting will begin in May of 2016 and the release date is scheduled for July 21, 2017.