Christopher Nolan is set to work with Interstellar cinematographer, Hoyte van Hoytema, on his upcoming war epic, Dunkirk. Scroll down for all the details.
Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is a project that has been shrouded in secrecy, but since the release date was announced we’ve been treated to a few snippets of information regarding personnel. First we were told that the film would focus on Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of the Allied forces from France during WWII. Then it was confirmed that the cast will include Bridge of Spies’ Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Nolan regular Tom Hardy.
And while many thought Wally Pfister would return to shoot the movie in IMAX 65mm and 65mm large format film, the latest news is that Nolan has rehired Hoyte van Hoytema, who came in for Pfister on Interstellar due to scheduling conflicts. Van Hoytema recently joined the American Society of Cinematographers, and a note accompanying the announcement stated that he is “currently prepping an untitled feature for director Christopher Nolan, with whom he first collaborated on Interstellar.”
Christopher Nolan’s decision to work with van Hoytema goes some way in suggesting that the director was more than satisfied with his work on Interstellar, and why wouldn’t he be? Most agree that the sci-fi epic was impeccably shot despite any shortcomings in the script or story. This should be expected when you have a cinematographer with great looking movies like Let the Right One In, Tinker Taylor Solider Spy and Spectre under his belt.
Dunkirk starts shooting in the summer and will be released July 21, 2017.
What do you think about Nolan’s decision to stick with van Hoytema over Wally Pfister? An inspired decision or would you prefer to see his long time collaborator come back into the role? Whatever your thoughts, sound off in the comments section below.
Source: Screen Rant