Dark Knight and Interstellar director linked to Miracle of Dunkirk, fictionalisation of Operation Dynamo, which saved 330,000 Allied troops on the French coast
The director Christopher Nolan has been linked to a new movie about the 1940 operation to rescue hundreds of thousands of Allied troops from the beaches around Dunkirk.
French newspaper La Voix Du Nord has said that it was Nolan of whom Patrice Vergriete, the mayor of Dunkirk, was speaking earlier in the year, when he announced â€œthe filming of an American blockbusterâ€ in June 2016 by a â€œworld-famous directorâ€.
Meanwhile film website The Playlist claims Nolan and his screenwriter brother Jonathan have been scouting locations in France.
Operation Dynamo, which saw the rescue of some 330,000 Allied troops in many small boats dispatched from England, was described by Winston Churchill as â€œa miracle of deliveranceâ€.
It would be Nolanâ€™s first film explicitly based on real-life events, and only his second period feature (following 2006â€™s The Prestige).
A release date for his next film, following successful space drama Interstellar, has already been set for 21 July 2017.