Back in September, there was a report that Christopher Nolan would be releasing another film in the middle of the summer blockbuster season. Most recently, Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson talked about the importance of 70mm film, and Tarantino credited Nolan for creating a new interest in the format. During that conversation, Tarantino then said that Nolan’s next project would be using 70mm. All of this happening right after The Weinstein Company had helped retrofit 100 theaters to fit the 70mm presentation that Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight was shot in.
It only makes sense. Filmmakers like Tarantino, Anderson, Nolan, and J.J. Abrams have put an emphasis on using stock film to shoot their movies as opposed to using digital. And using the wider screen format creates a more immersive experience. Nolan shot The Dark Knight, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, and Intersteller in IMAX. But what could Nolan’s next IMAX film be? Well, a new report says that it will center on World War II’s Operation Dynamo, which helped see the evacuation of Allied Troops. More on the new project here below.
La Voix Du Nord in France (via The Playlist) was the first to report on the news. According to them, the film will be about Operation Dynamo, which was an “evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and other Allied troops from the French seaport of Dunkirk which took place from May-June in 1940.”
Here’s how U.S. Army officer George Fielding Eliot described the Operation:
â€œNo purely military study of the major aspects of the war could do justice to the skill and the heroism of the evacuation from Dunkirk. Suffice it to say only that, when it began, members of the British imperial general staff doubted that 25% of the B.E.F. could be saved. When it was completed, some 330,000 French and British troops, together with some Belgian and Dutch forces who refused to surrender, had reached haven in England.â€
The report also mentions that Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan are scouting locations around the area, and have made recent visits to Dunkirk. So the reporting seems to be legit.
These filmmakers often correspond and converse with each other, so the fact that Tarantino talked about Nolan’s next film being in 70mm also seems to be legit. We will be sure to keep you updated on the story as soon as any new updates come up.
[Source: La Voix Du Nord via The Playlist]