Christopher Nolan’s next film will be…
Un film Seconde Guerre mondiale (A World War II movie).
Instead of venturing into the deepest depths of our subconscious or navigating towards the the farthest galaxies in space, Mr. Nolan and his wife (who co-founded Syncopy) and his brother Jonathan will travel back in time to the 1940s in war-torn France, possibly in a straightforward, linear fashion.
That, in itself, is a bit of a mind-bender.
“News began to surface over the weekend via French newspapers that Nolan was planning a WWII movie, and that he and his brother, screenwriter Jonathan Nolan, had been scouting in Dunkirk. The story centers on the 1940 evacuation of more than 300,000 Allied troops who were surrounded by the German army in the French city of Dunkirk”
–Rebecca Ford, The Hollywood Reporter)
As each new detail about Dunkirk involving the script, casting (of course Michael Caine will be in it), the biggest news is that Mr. Nolan appears to be widening his genre portfolio IMAX-style and, therefore, is taking his second daring step into the mainstream with a war movie.
I’m counting The Dark Knight trilogy as one step.
Is Dunkirk a hint of what’s to come regarding future Christopher Nolan projects?
(“British and other Allied troops waiting to be evacuated from the beach at Dunkirk, France, 1940,” Britannica)
Odds are, we’ll bend our minds trying to answer that question.