We have two more TV spots for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming World War II epic Dunkirk. There doesn’t appear to be much in the way of new footage but they continue the themes of the previous TV spots. One continues to highlight the ticking clock and the lack of time that these soldiers have left to live. The other focuses on the weapons that the soldiers are using against each other in this battle.
The Hollywood Reporter also has a report that this is one of the shortest films in Nolan’s filmography. The movie clocks in at 1 hour and 47 minutes making it the shortest of Nolan’s career after his 1998 film Following.
All of Nolan’s studio event films have been on the long side (not that it has hurt him any at the box office). The Dark Knight Rises (2012), the final chapter in his blockbuster Batman trilogy, ran two hours and 44 minutes; The Dark Knight (2008) was two hours and 32 minutes long; and Batman Begins (2005) ran two hours and 20 minutes. Combined, the three movies grossed more than $2.4 billion in global ticket sales.
Nolan’s mind-bender Inception ran two hours and 28 minutes. Hitting theaters in mid-July 2010, the movie earned $825 million worldwide.
The Prestige (2006) was two hours and 10 minutes long, while both Insomnia (2002) and Memento (2000) were under two hours, clocking in at one hour and 58 minutes and one hour and 53 minutes, respectively.
Dunkirk is coming out in a summer that is packed to the brim with huge blockbusters. If Dunkirk turns out to be mediocre but not aganozingly long then perhaps people will be willing to take a chance on it.
Summary: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Dunkirk will be directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Tom Hardy Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, James D’Arcy, and Mark Rylance. It will be released on July 21, 2017.