A new report coming from French source La Voix Du Nord (via ThePlaylist) is suggesting Christopher Nolan‘s secret film is actually a WWII picture. We don’t know if this is indeed what the film is about, but it sounds a bit like a prestige project that could attract someone like Nolan.
According to La Voix Du Nord in France, Nolan is prepping a WWII inspired by Operation Dynamo aka the near-miraculous 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. The operation was sanctioned when large numbers of Belgian, British, and French troops were cut off and surrounded by the German army, during the Battle of France. 198,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian troops were saved in the effort.
Apparently, it’s going to be based on Operation Dynamo, an allied operation which included British, French, and Belgian facing the German army while evacuating the seaport French of Dunkirk. It sounds badass, and it would be a nice change-up from the usual fair sci-fi angle from Nolan.
This isn’t confirmation, but it’ll be interesting when Warner Bros. does confirm what that Nolan project slated for release on July 21st, 2017 actually is.
The immediate context of the Dunkirk evacuation was Germany’s invasion of the Low Countries and northern France in May 1940. On May 10 the German attack on the Netherlands began with the capture by parachutists of key bridges deep within the country, with the aim of opening the way for mobile ground forces. The Dutch defenders fell back westward, and by noon on May 12 German tanks were on the outskirts of Rotterdam. Queen Wilhelmina and her government left the country for England on May 13, and the next day the Dutch army surrendered to the Germans.
SOURCE: LA VOIX DU NORD