Hans Zimmer is reteaming with Christopher Nolan on the director’s upcoming World War II action thriller Dunkirk. According to Hans-Zimmer.com, the composer has already started working on the film. The project marks Zimmer’s sixth collaboration with Nolan following The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception and Interstellar. Dunkirk is set during the legendary evacuation of the northern French city during WWII. Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and Kenneth Branagh are reportedly in talks to star in the movie. Nolan is also producing the project with his producing partner Emma Thomas (Man of Steel, The Prestige). Dunkirk is set to shoot later this year at many of the real locations of the true-life events and will be released on July 21, 2017 by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Zimmer’s upcoming projects also include the animated feature Kung Fu Panda 3, Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (co-scored with Tom Holkenborg), Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness and Ron Howard’s Inferno.