WATCH: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Teaser

Dunkirk trailer

The release date for Christopher Nolan‘s next epic, “Dunkirk” is just under a year away, but a teaser is already here.

The clip doesn’t reveal much (which is to be expected with the film being this far out), but it does excite by building tension and teasing a look at the gorgeous cinematography of Hoyte van Hoytema.

“Dunkirk,” as is the case with any Nolan project, has garnered buzz.

Nolan wrote the screenplay for the film, which tells the story of the Dunkirk evacuation during Operation Dynamo at the beginning of World War II. The operation would ultimately save around 330,000 Allied soldiers from the surrounding German forces. In addition to directing and writing, Nolan is also producing with Emma Thomas.

The film stars Cillian MurphyMark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Tom Hardy. Newcomers Fionn Whitehead, Jack Lowden, Aneurin Barnard and One Direction crooner Harry Styles also have roles in the film.

Frequent collaborator Hans Zimmer is on board for the score, and Hoyte van Hoytema is on board for cinematography. Van Hoytema, who previously worked with Nolan on “Interstellar,” has certainly been busy as of late. In recent years, Hoytema has worked on films such as “Spectre,” “Let the Right One In,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “The Fighter,” and “Her.” The news about van Hoytema was first reported by The Film Stage.

“Dunkirk” will be the first directorial effort since 2014 by Nolan, who’s known for undertaking massive film projects with big ideas.

“Dunkirk” is slated for a July 21st, 2017 release.

Check out the first teaser for the film below.