Nolan has become increasingly focused on pushing the boundaries of (and, in turn, promoting the benefits of) grand-scale visuals and spectacle with his last few movies. He even filmed significant chunks of both The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar, in particular, with IMAX cameras. The filmmaker is continuing that practice with Dunkirk, as the WWII drama was shot using IMAX cameras on film stock and will be screened in the 35 mm/70 mm formats – in those select theaters that are capable of projecting movie in that format, anyway. As such, that visual breadth and added depth of field on display in the Dunkirk poster is an accurate reflection of the movie itself; the same goes for the richly-dark color palette, being something that most every Nolan film past has had too.
Dunkirk not only has a distinct “Nolan-look” and feel in terms of its visuals either. The film’s cast includes a number of familiar faces from Nolan’s past movies, among them being Inception costars Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy (both of whom also appeared in The Dark Knight trilogy). Dunkirk also features such new players to the world of Nolan cinema as Kenneth Branagh (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), James D’Arcy (Agent Carter) and Harry Styles of One Direction fame. You can expect to see at least some of these actors makes an appearance during the second trailer for the film, when it arrives this week.