Christopher Nolan is one of the best director’s working today, with many critically and financially successful films under his belt. He was reportedly in talks to direct an ‘Akira’ trilogy for Warner Bros., and he was even at one point rumored for Ready Player One, which is now to be directed by Steven Spielberg, but nothing is known about his next film other than the 2017 release date. However, we may now have our first idea of what his new film will be.
According to a French newspaper La Voix Du Nord, Nolan may be ready to tackle a World War II drama. If this is indeed true, the film will be about the heroic evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force in addition to other allied troops from the French seaport of Dunkirk, an event which took place from May to June of 1940. The current Mayor of Dunkirk, Patrice Vergriete, reportedly announced that an American blockbuster by a “world-famous director” would be filming in the city starting in June 2016. The aforementioned newspaper claimed that they have confirmed with their sourced that Nolan is indeed the director attached.
This will not only be Christopher Nolan’s first war film if this is true, but it will also be his first film based on real life events. Nolan seems to be the kind of director to want to try to make very different films, with his last film Interstellar being his first attempt at a science-fiction space film, so this seems like a logical progression for his career. Whether or not this is true, his next film is currently slated to be released July 21, 2017.