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Christopher Nolan’s Mystery Movie Might Be A World War II Film

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Yeah, sure, I can live with that.

By the end of the week we will be in the year 2016, which means that when we refer to the concept of next year, we really mean 2017. Yes, that’s absolutely nuts but, what can you do? Time and all that. In any case, with just four days left in 2015, I think its safe for me to say that the next film from Christopher Nolan will be arriving next year, which hopefully should mean were going to be learning more about it in the months ahead. And if this recent report is indeed correct, we may already have.

Yes, film fans everywhere are very much curious about just what Christopher Nolans mystery movie, last mentioned when Warner Bros. gave it a prime Summer 2017 release date some time ago, will be about. Will it be another big adaptation of a beloved property? A large-scale, original sci-fi film? A rip-roaring comedy remake of Some Like it Hot? Probably one of the first two — although a new report from French outlet La Voix Du Nord might indicate something completely different for the director: a World War II drama.

According to them, the mayor of Dunkirk has recently announced that an American blockbuster would be filming in the town, reportedly from a world famous director. La Voix Du Nord goes as far as outright saying that this director is Nolan, and that he would begin filming the picture in June 2016. Furthermore, they believe the WWII film will tell the story of the Operation Dynamo. If you’re curious about just what the hell Operation Dynamo is, well, you could have always just googled it, lazy. But whatever, here’s a description from Wikipedia:

The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, France, between 27 May and 4 June 1940, during World War II. The operation was decided upon when large numbers of Belgian, British, and French troops were cut off and surrounded by the German army, during the Battle of France.

Yes, it’s a great story, and an interesting direction for Nolan to go in. Could he be seriously chasing his Oscar after years of not getting a nomination? Whose to say, but as a huge fan of war movies, I would be totally game for this. The only thing that gives me pause here is the release date is July really smart time in this current day and age to release a serious war movie? Sure it worked for Saving Private Ryan, but that was in 1998, before the age of superhero movies and comic book adaptations clogging every weekend of the year. Let’s just hope that Nolan’s name is enough to bring people to the theater anyways.

-Matthew