Christopher Nolan Takes His Oppenheimer Film To The Open Market

Director Christopher Nolan is currently taking meetings with Hollywood studios about his next film. The plot is said to focus on J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist who played a major role in the creation of atom bomb during World War II.

It’s the first time since 2002 that Nolan hasn’t made a movie which was offered to Warner Bros first. His 2006 magical mystery, The Prestige was a joint between Disney’s Touchstone label and Warner Bros, while 2014’s Interstellar was a deal between Warners and Paramount. 

The word is that Nolan has been talking to Sony and Universal, Paramount and Warners – but no deal has yet been made. Apparently, ‘a theatrical release is of upmost importance’. Nolan regular, Cillian Murphy is reportedly in the frame for a role. 

Allegedly, things between Nolan and Warner Bros became rocky during the 2020 COVID-19 shutdown, when the director pushed the studio for a theatrical release on his sci-fi-thriller, Tenet. It scored a disappointing $58.4 million at the US box office but a solid $363 million worldwide. However, things flared-up again when the studio announced they were dropping their entire 2021 slate straight-to-streaming on HBO Max.

Christoper Nolan is a huge advocate for the cinematic experience and he wants his movies to be seen on the big screen. 

It’ll be interesting to see how this finally shakes-out. 

Source: THR