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Dunkirk Trailer Coming Friday

Mark your calendars, Dunkirk hopefuls. The first look at Christopher Nolan's next movie is coming soon.

Warner Bros. released a new teaser for Dunkirk, the Nolan-directed war flick centered around Operation Dynamo evacuation efforts during World War II. The clip features a fleeting shot of the beach in Dunkirk, France as well as flashing text that tells the audience "400,000 men" were trapped in the sand, surrounded by quickly encroaching enemy forces.

What's most exciting, however, is what comes at the end of the new teaser. "Time is running out," the video's text states. The ominous message is preceded by the announcement that the full-length trailer for Dunkirk will premiere this Friday. Fans can expect to see the official trailer on May 5 at 12 PM EST.

Written and directed by Nolan, Dunkirk is a dramatization of the evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk beaches during the second World War. Reportedly, the film is told from three different perspectives in relation to the event. One angle will feature "pilots engaging in aerial dogfights," another will center around the army evacuating the shores on land, and the final angle will show an at-sea rescue mission involving throng of armed soldiers.

Dunkirk stars Tom Hardy (who previously collaborated with Nolan on Inception and The Dark Knight Rises) as an Allied fighter pilot, Mark Rylance as a sea captain, and Finn Whitehead and Harry Styles as yet-unspecified Allied soldiers stuck on the Dunkirk beaches.

Though promotional material and advertising for Dunkirk has been undeniably intense, fans have yet to see any guttural violence, likely because of the film's PG-13 rating. And, as Nolan once explained, Dunkirk won't feature the typical "war movie" trappings audiences have become accustomed to. It will opt for grit rather than gore.

"Dunkirk is not a war film," Nolan clarified to the Associated Press (via The Playlist). "It's a survival story and first and foremost a suspense film. So while there is a high level of intensity to it, it does not necessarily concern itself with the bloody aspects of combat, which have been so well done in so many films."

Dunkirk is due out in theaters on July 21. Until then, check out the other movies you won't want to miss this summer.