“Dunkirk” will focus on the rescue through a quickly assembled British fleet of more than 800 boats, which saved more than 335,000 soldiers who had been cut off by the German Army. As the rescue was concluding, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill told Parliament, “We shall fight on beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender.”
The cast includes Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy and Fionn Whitehead. The ensemble cast also includes Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden and Barry Keoghan. »
- Dave McNary
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After enlisting a cast of frequent collaborators – not to mention a surprise or two – production is officially underway on Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s ambitious World War II epic that is currently eyeing a release in July of 2017.
Shooting on location in northern France – with Holland, Los Angeles playing host to Nolan’s latest over the coming months – the first wave of set photos have now surfaced online, along with the movie’s synopsis and final cast list.
First up, the series of images included in the gallery above spotlight a regiment of Allied troops donning period garb while battling off the cool sea breeze, whereas the remaining snaps draw attention to the Warner Bros. crew and two real naval battleships of the era.
That’ll all culminate in Nolan’s rendition of Operation Dynamo, military speak for a massive rescue mission staged by the Allied forces »
- Michael Briers
Filming is underway on "Inception" and "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan's World War II movie "Dunkirk". Shot on location in France in the very place100,000 soldiers were evacuated from just over three-quarters of a century ago, the first set photos from the production have now gone online.
Nolan directs from his own original screenplay with a cast that includes Fionn Whitehead, Jack Lowden and Aneurin Barnard in key roles along with Harry Styles, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy in supporting roles.
The film, shot on a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large format film photography, is being released by Warners on July 21st 2017.
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- Garth Franklin
While he’s been in France for some time doing pre-production and test shoots, today Christopher Nolan officially commences production on his Interstellar follow-up, the World War II drama Dunkirk. Warner Bros. announced the start of production, including a synopsis which reads, “Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.”
The main cast has also been confirmed with Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, and Tom Glynn-Carney. Variety has also chimed in that Damien Bonnard (star of Staying Vertical, which just premiered at Cannes) has joined the cast.
Check out the first set photos below, mostly thanks to photographer Pierre Volot, following the press release.
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- Jordan Raup
Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that principal photography on the epic action thriller Dunkirk is underway in Dunkirk, France. Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) is directing Dunkirk from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen. The production will shoot in France, Holland, the UK and Los Angeles.
Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
Dunkirk features a prestigious cast, including Tom Hardy (“The Revenant,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inception”), Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Wolf Hall”), Kenneth Branagh (“My Week with Marilyn,” “Hamlet,” “Henry V”) and Cillian Murphy (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), as well as newcomer Fionn Whitehead. The ensemble cast also includes Aneurin Barnard, »
- Kellvin Chavez
A press release from Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed that filming on Christopher Nolan’s 2017 follow-up to Interstellar, a World War II drama entitled Dunkirk, has begun in Dunkirk, France. Additionally, a number of beautifully shot photos from the set of the film, taken by Pierre Volot, were recently discovered by Cinefilos. In the pictures, Nolan, who is both writing and directing the film, can be seen interacting with others and tending to his directing duties as well. See them below…
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- Justin Cook
The story centres on teenage girl Lila (Lane) who goes on the run after exposing her dangerous mind power, only to find herself at the heart of a secret war being fought between a shadowy military organisation and a fugitive gang with whom she may share talents.
The film will mark the directorial debut of Paul Franklin, who has worked with Christopher Nolan on the VFX of The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and Interstellar, for which he won the Oscar for the latter two.
Jessica Parker and Jessica Malik of Us-based Pari Passu Films will produce alongside Steve Clark-Hall, producer of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and The Man from Uncle. MyAnna Buring is executive producer.
The screenplay »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Norton is the latest actor to join the cast after Bad Neighbours 2 star Kiersey Clemmons was recently added to the ensemble earlier this month. Both join the already cast Ellen Page (Inception), Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries).
The original film, released in 1990 and directed by Joel Schumacher (Falling Down, Batman Forever), starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt and William Baldwin as a group of medical students “who conduct near-death experiments to explore the afterlife to disastrous consequences.”
Flatliners is set for release »
- Scott J. Davis
A bunch of new photos from the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie have just been released by 20th Century Fox. The film is due in cinemas this December, and is based on the popular video game series of the same name.
Michael Fassbender leads the cast of the film, which also stars Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception), Michael K. Williams (upcoming Ghostbusters), Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson. Justin Kurzel directs.
In the film Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, who discovers that he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th century Spain. After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he’s poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day.
The film arrives in cinemas on December 21, 2016, and you can check out the batch of new images below.
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- Paul Heath
Nolan, no stranger to complicated lavish productions such as co-writing and producing many of his brother Chris Nolan's films like his "Dark Knight" trilogy and "Inception," has done a lengthy interview with io9 and says nothing he's done - not even the demanding schedule of a CBS procedural like "Person of Interest" which he created - quite compares to this series:
"Nothing that I have done prepared me for the sheer avalanche [of production requirements]. The truth is, what we're doing there is a 10-hour movie. It's not really a TV series. When they say 'It's not TV, it's HBO,' they're really not kidding.
We're doing a period Western, and a science fiction [movie]. Basically, we're shooting Alien, Days of Heaven and Unforgiven simultaneously, »
- Garth Franklin
With filming on Doctor Strange officially wrapped, and the first trailer having been released, we are finally starting to get a better picture of what we can expect from the film when it debuts this November. Cinelinx looks at what we know, what we hope for and what we expect from the movie debut of the master of the mystic arts, as played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Doctor Stephen Strange is one of Marvel Comics oldest characters, having been created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in Strange Tales # 110, back in July 1963. He was inspired by earlier magician characters like Mandrake and Chandu. His appearance was based on legendary horror film star Vincent Price. Dr. Strange has been a big part of many major Marvel storylines over the past 53 years. Stephen Strange is Marvel’s ‘Sorcerer Supreme’, also known as the master of the mystic arts.
There was a very mediocre »
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Ever since it was announced on the day before Halloween last year, the Lady in White (1988) Blu-ray has been highly anticipated by fans of the cult classic. Originally scheduled to come out this spring before being slated for a June 21st debut, Scream Factory has now announced a later release date for the Blu-ray, although it sounds like it will be well worth the wait.
Scream Factory revealed on Facebook that the Lady in White Blu-ray is now set to hit shelves on August 30th. The film’s writer and director, Frank Laloggia, is helping to prep the home media release and some extra time is needed to get the best possible version ready for fans.
Below, we have the official announcement from Scream Factory, as well as the synopsis and trailer for those unfamiliar with the Halloween horror film.
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- Derek Anderson
Filmmaker and self-pronounced cinephile Jacob T. Swinney has a new video essay called 100 Years/100 Shots. The title’s pretty self-explanatory. It’s about the history of Tequila in the 21st century.
Swinney has chosen his most memorable shot from each year in the last 100 and placed them next to each other in chronological sequence. Not only does it fascinatingly chart the evolution of the medium, it also reaffirms why we devote so much of our spare time to the movies. See beneath the video embed below for the full list (in order) used.
100 Years/100 Shots from Jacob T. Swinney on Vimeo.
Birth of a Nation
A Dog’s Life
The Passion of Joan of Arc
- Oli Davis
By now, we've all heard that Marvel Studios plans on going in new and strange directions with their slates for Phases 3 and 4. While they've been criticized for being somewhat safe for the last few years, Kevin Feige and the folks at Marvel look like they want to switch things up. The first big indication of that was the dark, humor-free, Inception-esque trailer for Doctor Strange. Now screenwriter C. Robert Carghill is letting the world know that the trailer was nothing compared to what the film is going to end up being. He also shed some light on exactly how far Marvel was willing to stray from its own beaten path.
On the teaser:
"This teaser is, it’s the definition of a teaser. You are only getting a like as mall taste of just how crazy this movie gets. We have only just the slightest hints of magic in there. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
The Quay Brothers In 35Mm screens this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (April 22nd. 23rd, and 24th) at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo 63119). The program begins each evening at 7:30.
Christopher Nolan has launched some of the most ambitious blockbusters of the past decade including Inception, Interstellar and his Batman trilogy. The filmmaker’s newest project has nothing to do with his own films. Screening this weekend at Webster University, The Quay Brothers In 35mm is a dazzling collection of experimental shorts from identical twin stop-motion animators Stephen and Timothy Quay. Curated by Nolan himself, and including his new eight-minute short film, Quay, the program finds Nolan using his international recognition to shine a spotlight on two of the most visionary animators working in cinema today.
The program consists of Nolan’s 8-minute documentary about the Quays and three shorts by the Brothers Quay:
- Tom Stockman
It’s 6 years since the release of Avatar, and still no sequel. Ryan considers the disappearance of a great mainstream filmmaker.
James Cameron was just 24 years old when he borrowed a small sum of money from a bunch of dentists and made his first film, Xenogenesis. Just 12 minutes long, the 1978 movie was a humble yet significant beginning for the young filmmaker.
The sci-fi short landed Cameron's first job in the film industry: devising practical effects for Roger Corman. Xenogenesis was the first proper collaboration between Cameron and Willliam Wisher, who’d later write the screenplay for Terminator 2. About a battle between man and giant killing machine, Xenogenesis contained numerous elements that Cameron would revisit in his subsequent movies. The giant killer robot looks uncannily like a Hunter Killer from The Terminator. Xenogenesis’s tough heroine bears more than a passing resemblance to one Ellen Ripley, whose fate »
The first “Doctor Strange” trailer debuted on Tuesday night and fans are loving it. Many who viewed the trailer are comparing it with the Christopher Nolan/Leonardo DiCaprio film “Inception,” specifically because of the reality-bending special effects. But for now, we will have to make do with what we have until the movie premieres on Nov. 4. See video: 'Doctor Strange' First Trailer Promises Magical Marvel Mayhem Check out some of the best reactions below. Ok, wasn’t sure what to expect when I heard about #DoctorStrange last yr but after watching the new trailer I’m all in! »
- Joe Otterson
Jimmy Kimmel Live is having yet another all-Marvel week and tonight’s episode saw an appearance by Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch, on hand to debut the first trailer for the upcoming film. Watch it here now. First impression: the trailer makes it look like this film owes a lot to Christopher Nolan’s Inception, which makes sense, as among his powers the good doctor counts the ability to travel between different dimensions. Second impression: This film is the… »
The question of whether or not Christopher Nolan is in fact an auteur is one best saved for another day, in my opinion. What’s harder to deny is that the British director is working from a thematically consistent framework, employing a recognizable set of motifs in pretty much everything he’s made thus far. There’s urban unrest, for instance, in the last two “The Dark Knight” films, the corporeal contortion of time and space in both “Inception” and “Interstellar,” and Michael Caine in pretty much everything else. But do you know what else Mr. Nolan likes to shoot in his films? Hands. That’s right: “Hands of Nolan” is a new video essay courtesy of Vimeo’s Jorge Luengo Ruiz that takes a good look at Mr. Nolan’s frequent and often unremarked-upon focus on the human hand. Read More: Ranked: The Films Of Christopher Nolan Scored to »
- Nicholas Laskin
The new film written by Nolan tells the story of the World War II evacuation of Dunkirk during Operation Dynamo, which saved over 330,000 Allied soldiers from surrounding German forces.
Murphy previously worked with Nolan on The Dark Knight Trilogy, where he played Dr. Jonathan Crane aka The Scarecrow, and in 2010’s sci-fi action-thriller Inception. He joins fellow Nolan favourite Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Kenneth Branagh (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) and Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) as part of the supporting cast.
The casting of Nolan’s “lucky charm” Michael Caine shouldn’t be too far away.
- Scott J. Davis
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