For 18 years Christopher Nolan has worked for Warner Bros., but rumours have been circulating for some time about Nolan ending the partnership. It seems the rumours have proved to be true this time.
Nolan was very disappointed with Warner Bros. after a questionable release strategy for Nolan’s most recent film, TENET, and this was when the rumours started. Now, as has been confirmed by Deadline, Nolan’s upcoming film will be released by Universal.
The rights were shopped around between Universal, MGM, and Sony, with Universal acquiring the right to finance and distribute Nolan’s next film which is set to tell the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer and his part in the development of the atomic bomb.
Oppenheimer was a theoretical physicist who helmed the research and develop of the Manhattan Project that would change the world as we knew it. Nolan will produce the film alongside his wife, Emma Thomas.
Sources, according to Deadline, have reported that production has been given the green light and will begin in early 2022. There doesn’t seem to be any casting confirmations, but rumours are circling that Cillian Murphy might be in the film.
The reason for Nolan’s dissatisfaction with Warner Bros. is due to WarnerMedia chief Jason Kilar took many filmmakers by surprise in 2021 when all their films set to release were forced to have a day-and-date release in order to build up subscriptions to HBO Max.
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