The early on-sale date will give moviegoers their first chance to purchase tickets to view the film in 70MM, which offers unparalleled image quality and digital sound. The release of “Dunkirk” in 70MM will be the widest in 25 years.
In anticipation of the 70MM release, Christopher Nolan captured much of the film with IMAX’s extremely high-resolution 2D film cameras, which captures the world of the film with greater scope and breathtaking image quality. Audiences will feel they are a part of the race against time to rescue 400,000 British and Allied troops trapped by enemy forces on the beaches of Dunkirk in World War II.
“I have been a longtime proponent of film—particularly the IMAX film format—as a storytelling medium,” said Christopher Nolan. “The immersive quality of the image is second to none, drawing the audience into the action in the most intense way possible.”
In a Fandango survey of more than 10,000 moviegoers, “Dunkirk” is one of the top-five most anticipated movies of the summer season.
A full list of 70MM theatres in both US and Canada may be found on the official “Dunkirk” website at dunkirkmovie.com. Tickets for regular format showings will also be available two days later, starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT, Friday, July 7.
From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller “Dunkirk.”
Nolan directed “Dunkirk” from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen. The film was produced by Emma Thomas and Nolan, with Jake Myers serving as executive producer.
“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 multigenerational ensemble cast, including Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.
The behind-the-scenes creative team on “Dunkirk” included director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Lee Smith, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland, visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson and special effects supervisor Scott Fisher. The music was composed by Hans Zimmer.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Syncopy Production, a film by Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk.” Opening in conventional theatres and IMAX on July 21, 2017, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
This film has been rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some language.