Sony and Universal covet new Nolan on atomic bomb development

The end of the privileged relationship between the director and Warner Bros. ?

Last year, Warner Bros. courageously followed Christopher Nolan and took the bet to get out Tenet in theaters in the midst of a health crisis. But the studio’s choice to simultaneously offer its films in streaming in 2021 had been very badly received by the British director. To the point that the Wall Street Journal advises last January that Nolan could abandon the house that hosted his greatest hits: the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Interstellar and Dunkirk. A relationship of almost 20 years started with Insomnia, in 2002.

Many of our greatest filmmakers and most important stars in the industry went to bed thinking they were working for the best movie studios and woke up to find they were actually working for the worst service in the world. streaming“, then declared Nolan.

Christopher Nolan regrets Warner Bros. exit strategy

The divorce is not yet pronounced but the new project of Christopher Nolan could thus be distributed by another large studio. According to Deadline, they are several to be interested in this film which would tell the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb during the Second World War. The Hollywood Reporter come a little further and cites Sony, Universal and Paramount among the candidates, while specifying that Camp Nolan is still in discussions with Warner Bros. Surprisingly, a source of THR coward that the platforms would also have a small chance, provided of course to guarantee a theatrical release to the feature film.

Other than that, we don’t know more about this film, which has no official title or working title, except that Nolan could find one of his favorite actors, Cillian Murphy.

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