Dunkirk: Watch the first trailer for Christopher Nolan's WW2 epic

Tom Butler
Senior Editor

Warner Bros. has released the first teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s WW2 epic ‘Dunkirk’, and it’s quite spectacular.

Watch it above.

Along with the first teaser, we’ve now got our first official synopsis: 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.

From the trailer we can see that Tom Hardy plays a fighter pilot, presumably in the RAF but that’s not 100% clear, Kenneth Branagh plays a military general in command of the 400,000 British troops stranded on the beach, Mark Rylance is a fishing boat captain that comes to the aid of the forces, and Cillian Murphy is a soldier desperate to escape the horrors of the escalating warfare.

We also get to see One Direction star Harry Styles making his feature film debut as a young soldier.

Credit: Warner Bros.

‘Dunkirk’ is coming to UK cinemas in 2017.