First trailer for Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk has WWII soldiers bracing for impact

It's fair to say that film fans have been a bit underwhelmed by a few summer blockbusters this year, but there's some exciting prospects to look forward to in 2017. Chief among that highly anticipated pile of movies is Dunkirk - which marks Christopher Nolan's return to cinemas - and you can check out the first teaser trailer for the World War II epic below... 

In typical Nolan fashion, this brief trailer really doesn't give much away (not even a shot of Harry Styles!). It does however offer up plenty of intrigue and tension, and it makes me curious to see how Nolan fares with a war movie. We'll find out in just under a year's time.

Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, and Cillian Murphy, Dunkirk will be released in cinemas on July 21, 2017.

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Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.