With Dunkirk, we see Christopher Nolan stepping into something new: History. Gone are the mental obstacle courses and speculative sciences that filled films like InterstellarMemento, and Inception. What we get instead is a harrowing look at the evacuation of Dunkirk during World War II, where Allied soldiers attempted to escape the beaches of Dunkirk, France, after being surrounded by German forces. Zero time traveling. No hacked dreams. Few mindfucks—outside of war itself. How will this play for Nolan? Well, he boasts a pretty impressive track record, even if this film is different from his others. And if this trailer is any indication, he’s going to knock it out of the park.