Christopher Nolan is one of the few directors who manages to surprise audiences through a variety of films. He is widely respected for his directing abilities because he is a self-taught filmmaker who wowed critics with his ultra-low budget debut feature, “Following”. His breakthrough indie feature, “Memento“, further propelled him to international fame.
As a result of the “Memento” success, Nolan was given the opportunities to work on a number of mainstream blockbusters such as the rebooted “Batman” trilogy and “Inception”. He became one of the most sought-after directors in Hollywood, despite only having 9 films under his belt.
Now, after the massive box office success of 2014’s “Interstellar“, Warner Bros. announced earlier in September that it will be releasing a new Christopher Nolan movie. Details regarding the film were scarce at the time, but France’s La Voix Du Nord (via The Playlist) may have some info about it.
According to the regional daily newspaper, Patrice Vergriete, the current Mayor of Dunkirk, France, recently announced that an American blockbuster would be filmed there in June 2016 by “a world-famous director”. The newspaper further claimed that their sources have confirmed that the said director is Nolan.
In fact, Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan have apparently been secretly location scouting in the area.
There’s no confirmation on the report yet, but his upcoming feature film is reportedly a World War II drama inspired by Operation: Dynamo, which saw more than 300,000 soldiers from the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and other Allied troops being rescued from an overwhelming attack by Germany’s army from May until June in 1940.
There’s a good chance that the untitled project will be played out in 70mm as “The Hateful Eight” director Quentin Tarantino hinted in a recent interview with fellow director Paul Thomas Anderson that Nolan’s next project would incorporate wide-format film, utilising the projectors he had installed for his “The Hateful Eight” Roadshow.
Whether the report is true or not, the untitled Nolan film is slated for release on 21st July 2017, the same day as “Pitch Perfect 3” and Luc Besson‘s “Valerian” as well as an untitled animated movie from 20th Century Fox.