Warner Bros. has reportedly shelled out USD$5 million for a vintage World War II aircraft for filmmaker Christopher Nolan to use during the shooting of his upcoming movie Dunkirk, according to Indie Revolver. It’s also been alleged that, when the production is done with it, it will apparently be crashed.
According to the source the plane, potentially formerly of the German Luftwaffe, will be equipped with IMAX cameras during the shoot but is ultimately destined to be destroyed.
Nolan’s Dunkirk, which will feature Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Fionn Whitehead, and Cillian Murphy (plus One Direction’s Harry Styles), is based on the real-life evacuation of Dunkirk, France early in World War II. Surrounded by German forces almost 340,000 Allied soldiers were rescued from Dunkirk by a fleet of 800 military and civilian boats, many of which were fishing trawlers, pleasure craft, ferries, yachts, and lifeboats.