It was revealed earlier this year that Christopher Nolan’s next movie will be released on July 21st, 2017, but what exactly it’s going to be about has remained a closely guarded secret.

Following the likes of The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, and Interstellar is obviously no easy feat, and anticipation for whatever this movie is is at an all-time high, with Nolan remaining one of only a few directors who can easily generate such a massive level of excitement.

However, it now appears as if the curtain on this mysterious release may have been pulled back early thanks to…the mayor of Dunkirk?! According to a new report, he’s announced that a “world famous director” will be shooting a movie there, with French newspaper La Voix Du Nord claiming that both Christopher and Jonathan Nolan have visited the location.

Their plan apparently is to make a movie set during the events of World War II which is inspired by the evacuation of the French seaport Dunkirk, an event which has become known as the miracle of Dunkirk after over 330,000 soliders were successfully evacuated.

Will this be a straightforward World War II movie or is there going to be a unique Nolan twist? That obviously remains to be seen, but whatever the filmmaker does is worth paying close attention to, and this movie should be no exception. It’s worth bearing in mind that this news has yet to be officially announced, so hopefully we’ll hear something concrete soon.