The director has ended a long relationship with Warner Bros., the studio behind the Dark Knight trilogy, ‘Origin’, ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Tenet’.
Christopher Nolan has found a new home for his next film. The director, who is preparing a film about J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb, he will premiere his new film with Universal Pictures.
As reported Deadline, the studio has reached an agreement to fund and distribute Nolan’s project on Oppenheimer, a Theoretical physicist who led the research and development of the bomb that ended WWII. The aforementioned outlet claims that the film has been given the green light for production to begin early in 2022.
As for the cast, Cillian Murphy sounds like one of the leads. The actor, known for giving life to Thomas Shelby in the series Peaky Blinders, has worked with Nolan before: It was Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow on The Dark Knight Trilogy, Robert Fischer on Origin and one of the soldiers of Dunkerque.
In this way, Nolan ends a long relationship with Warner Bros., studio with which the director worked in the saga of Batman, Origin, Dunkerque and Tenet. The director openly criticized Warner Bros. decision to release its 2021 films in theaters and in HBO Max -In Spain, the ‘streaming’ platform will be available from October 26th– simultaneously.
“Some of the great directors in the industry and the biggest stars went to bed last night thinking they were working for the best movie studio and woke up to find that they were working for the worst streaming service.Nolan said in a statement published by THR.
Nolan is a big proponent of theatrical release, so it makes sense that Universal has become the new home for his next project. The studio – for now and unlike Warner Bros. – releases its titles in theaters.