It has been announced that tickets for the 70mm film screenings of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk will officially be on sale today, with the release of the film's latest TV spot. It was clear going into it that this year's summer blockbuster season was going to be one of the biggest in recent memory, and so far, 2017 hasn't failed to live up to that promise. Whether it be with the releases of solid superhero fare like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 or Wonder Woman, or exciting original releases like Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, this has been one very packed summer movie season, and it only looks to get even more competitive throughout the month of July as well.
There isn't any doubt either, that one of the most anticipated titles set to hit theaters in the next few weeks is Nolan's Dunkirk, which will be the critically-acclaimed filmmaker's first onscreen outing since 2014's divisive Interstellar. The film also promises to give the true story of Operation Dynamo - a British evacuation of over 300,000 trapped Allied troops from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France in 1940 - the kind of cinematic retelling that it deserves, and that Nolan is truly only capable of doing.
With only a few more weeks to go until the film hits theaters everywhere, Warner Bros. Pictures is ramping up its promotion of Dunkirk with no intention of slowing down anytime soon. And today, a brand new TV spot for Dunkirk has been released, which also announces that tickets for the film's 70mm IMAX engagements will become available today, while tickets to the film's other screenings will go on sale this Friday. You can check out the TV spot for yourself above and/or head over to Fandango to pick up your Dunkirk tickets now.
It was clear from the very beginning, but there's been an increasingly heavy emphasis throughout the past few TV spots and trailers for the film on just the scale and visual style that's present in Dunkirk. This TV spot, in particular, sells what seeing the film in 70mm could be like, with practical aerial dogfights and beach bombings promising to just be even more intense and visceral on the big screen in the IMAX format that Nolan originally intended it to be seen in. None of that is necessarily surprising, though, since this fits in similarly with Nolan's release schedule for Interstellar.
That's not to mention the fact that Nolan is using IMAX film camers in ways they never have been before in Dunkirk, which is saying something considering just how visually awe-inspiring Nolan's films have always been. And in a franchise/brand name-dominated era of the entertainment industry right now, Christopher Nolan is one of the only prominent filmmakers around whose able to drum up the kind of interest in his original outings that studios need in order to green light them. As of right now, Dunkirk promises to be one of Nolan's most visceral and tense films to date, and depending on how positive early word of mouth is for the film, could very easily be one of this summer's late blockbuster hits.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
- Dunkirk (2017) release date: Jul 21, 2017