EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of the upcoming epic action thriller Dunkirk, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Wargaming has partnered with Warner Bros. to remember the seminal World War II event that inspired the motion picture. Wargaming, the world leader in free-to-play online WWII video games with a base of 180 million registered players, continues to revere history's defining moments and the wartime vehicles that shaped their outcomes.
The evacuation, known as the "Miracle of Dunkirk," took place from May 26th until June 4th, 1940, when hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers were trapped by advancing German forces on the beaches of Dunkirk, France. As the battle raged around them, many were transported to safety by the combined efforts of both military and civilian vessels. The history of this massive mobilization and the hopeful, personal stories of those involved will unfold in the film Dunkirk.
"We believe Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk will be an unforgettable film about one of the most momentous accomplishments of World War II," stated Erik Whiteford, Head of Marketing, Wargaming America, "and we are honored to be in a partnership with a creative endeavor that shares our passion for honoring and preserving the incredible events that define that era."
Join Wargaming as they "Remember Dunkirk" to commemorate the 77th anniversary of this crucial turning point in WWII. "Remember Dunkirk" anniversary events and offerings are taking place across the entire slate of Wargaming's combat video games. The action intensifies in July, as even more events come to the Wargaming "Battle Trilogy" of video games.
A series of emblems, missions and more await all who enter the battle. Join Wargaming and take to the Land, Sea and Air with World of Tanks, World of Warships and World of Warplanes.
More information can be found at: rememberdunkirk.com
Warner Bros. Pictures' Dunkirk arrives in theaters July 21, 2017.
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal www.wargaming.net.
As part of its multiplatform line-up, the company has introduced World of Tanks on Xbox and World of Tanks Blitz on mobiles, tablets, Windows 10 PCs and Mac OS X. Launched in 2014 and 2015, World of Tanks on Xbox introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and offers the first cross-platform gaming experience between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. In 2016, Wargaming released World of Tanks for Sony's PlayStation®4, continuing its console campaign.
From filmmaker Christopher Nolan comes the epic action thriller Dunkirk. The film is being produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas, with Jake Myers serving as executive producer.
Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
Dunkirk features a prestigious cast, including Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy. The ensemble cast also includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy and Barry Keoghan.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Syncopy Production, a film by Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk." Opening worldwide starting July 21, 2017, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. This film has been rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some language.