Depending on your tolerance for full-on Tom Hardy, FX‘s newly launched “Taboo” might be your cup of tea (our critic was a bit on the fence). But if you prefer the actor balanced by the hand of a visionary filmmaker, then this summer’s “Dunkirk” may by the Hardy fix you’re looking for. It certainly doesn’t hurt that it comes from Christopher Nolan, one of the most exciting blockbuster filmmakers in the game, who is embarking on something a little bit different with a grand WWII picture. And according to Hardy, it’s going to have a slightly throwback feel.
“It’s a very profound story. What’s lovely about it is that it’s a classic film, it’s so epic in the storytelling, and Chris has gone back to an old school film from the 1940s, 1950s and retold it,” the actor said to The Wrap. “Just being there, you can see the effort in this huge orchestration. I was just in my own play — I had limited exposure to cast and crew. And there was also a lot of pressure, in the same way. I grew up in the generation of their granddads talking about the war. Everyone was colored by that experience — Dunkirk was a big turning point in the war.”
Nolan going into the mode of the war pictures of yore is pretty exciting stuff, and it’ll be interesting to see what flavor “Dunkirk” has when it’s all wrapped up. Meanwhile, Hardy also addressed the future of the “Mad Max” franchise, as many are eager for a followup to “Mad Max: Fury Road.” George Miller has already said he’s going to take a breather and maybe make a smaller film first, but if and when the series continues, Hardy is ready.
“Yeah, I believe so! I don’t know when that starts, but I believe that’s in the books. There’s a couple of those floating around. I’m waiting for the call to come. It was so good, man!” he enthused. Well, we’re waiting too…
“Taboo” airs on Tuesdays on FX, and “Dunkirk” opens on July 21st.