Christopher Nolan Rumored to Destroy Luftwaffe Plane for New Film:

Director Christopher Nolan is rumored to be planning the destruction of an authentic WWII Luftwaffe plane for his upcoming movie Dunkirk.

According to Indie Revolver, Warner Brothers has paid $5 million dollars for the plane which will be fitted with IMAX cameras for a climactic battle scene that allegedly will end in the destruction of the aircraft.

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1941 color photo of a Bf 109E-4 from JG 27 In North Africa

In his quest for realism Christopher Nolan has also acquired the Maillé-Brézé, a French T-47 Class Destroyer and other WWII vintage aircraft and vehicles to avoid using CGI.

Dunkirk is slated for release on July 21, 2017 and will star actors Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Fionn Whitehead, Cillian Murphy and One Direction’s Harry Styles.

For Warner Brothers, spending $5 million dollars to destroy a rare and historical plane is a non-issue, as they project the film will perform as well as Nolan’s Inception which earned more than $825 million dollars at the box office.

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Bf -109G-6 of JG 2 in France during 1943

In today’s world of high quality special effects and flyable replicas, let’s pray this rumor is false and just a way to drum up publicity for the film. The intentional destruction of a real WWII plane for the sake of a movie will be a travesty.

The Battle of Dunkirk took place from May 26 to June 4, 1940. It ended in the evacuation of nearly 200,000 British and 140,000 French, Polish, Belgian and Dutch soldiers from France. The soldiers were rescued by a fleet of 863 ships ranging from warships to civilian fishing trawlers, yachts and ferries. Although the British Army was forced to leave behind all its vehicles and heavy equipment, the evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, was a huge success and was hailed by Winston Churchill as a “miracle of deliverance”.

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