Nolan To Crash Costly Plane For “Dunkirk”?

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan doesn’t do things small, and with his upcoming WW2 epic “Dunkirk” it looks like he’s going all out yet agin.

Indie Revolver reports that Warner Bros. Pictures has forked over approximately $5 million for a vintage WWII plane, potentially one that served the German Luftwaffe.

The plane, like the film itself, will reportedly be shot with IMAX 65mm cameras and on 65mm large format film for a number of sequences. Then, when that’s all done, they’re going to crash it and film the results.

A few months ago it was confirmed that the production had acquired a French T-47 Class Destroyer battleship and brought it back to functionality for use in the movie which stars Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, and Cillian Murphy.

Production is underway ahead of a July 21st 2017 release.