Say what you will about INTERSTELLAR and its plot, but I found the film to be a visual masterpiece. Between the grounded shots on earth and the ethereal shots in space, the movie was an absolute joy to watch. Those who enjoyed the look of that picture, like myself, will be happy to hear that director Christopher Nolan will once again be working with Hoyte van Hoytema (who was the director of photography on INTERSTELLAR) for his next movie, DUNKIRK, the American Society of Cinematographers reports.
DUNKIRK will be filmed from an original screenplay by Christopher Nolan himself, and will be his first attempt at a war film. Given the filmmakers recent foray into the abstract with movies like INCEPTION and INTERSTELLAR, this will be a nice refresh for those looking for a more grounded picture for Nolan.
DUNKIRK will be shot on a combination of both IMAX 65mm and 65mm large format film, and given that the director and cinematographer have worked a bit with the IMAX format on INTERSTELLAR, it makes sense that Nolan would turn back to van Hoytema for this outing as well.
As of this writing, there has been no official confirmation for the cast, but Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, and Mark Rylance are reportedly all in negotiations to join in what will be an ensemble cast.
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