It’s always an event when Christopher Nolan releases the first full trailer for his next film. A director who is always very secretive about his projects, it ignites strong anticipation in most film fans for that first real look at what he has to offer.

Based on the incredible true story, Dunkirk is set to be one of Nolan’s biggest with it’s epic portrayal of the mass evacuation of over 300,000 soldiers during the early stages of World War II. With an ensemble cast featuring the likes of Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy, the film has already attracted much attention for it’s dedication to historical accuracy. Filming in Dunkirk, Nolan isn’t cutting any corners, reconditioning actual warships and using vintage aircraft.

Dunkirk arrives in UK cinemas July 21st. Check out the trailer above and let us know your thoughts below.