The full trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk has arrived and it’s an astonishing first look at the Batman director’s World War II epic.

Leading cast members Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, and Cillian Murphy are joined by Harry Styles from One Direction which is certain to pull in a wider audience. The hellish arena of the Second World War may be a well trodden one but the spectacle of Interstellar and Inception give us hope that Nolan will deliver something special.


We’re expecting a seven-minute IMAX promo from the film to play before the latest Star Wars film, Rogue One (which is a fantastic film, by the way). This follows an evocative teaser which was released a few months ago.

Speaking to Empire actor Mary Rylance talked about his time on the film,

“Chris is the most serious and interesting filmmaker. Every great filmmaker at some moment makes a war film. But Chris’ script-writing is so brilliant that I think he has the potential to make a very, very powerful and simple, pure war film about a miraculous loss.

With some of those old war films you used to get a lot of build-up, you play the guessing game: who’s going to die and who’s going to live. This one has none of that. It’s just BANG! Straight into the middle of a desperate situation.”

Dunkirk Movie Synopsis

Miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 27- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.

As part of our interview with Cillian Murphy for Anthropoid (who appears below with his co-star Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan) we talked about his time on Nolan’s film.

Dunkirk Movie Trailer

Dunkirk is released in the UK and the US on the 21st of July 2017.