Christopher Nolan is heading to Universal Pictures for his next film, ending his long-standing relationship with Warner Bros. The famous director is ready to direct a new film for Universal, based on his screenplay for J. Robert Oppenheimer, theoretical physicist, head of research and development of the atomic bomb, which ended World War II on an initiative called the Manhattan Project. Nolan and his wife Emma Thomas produce under their banner Syncopy Inc.
News from Christopher Nolan shopping, the project was recently broken, but at the time it was not clear where it would land. There were also rumors that Nolan’s longtime collaborator Killian Murphy had played a key role, although this remains unconfirmed. There are no official attachments for Christopher Nolan’s film “Atomic Bomb” yet, but this information may soon appear now that the film was released on Universal in Green.
This change in the studio is significant, as for the first time in about two decades, Nolan is making a film outside of Warner Bros. Since the release of Insomnia in 2002 and until last year Tenet, Nolan has made all his films under the umbrella of Warner Bros. The release of Tenet he was reportedly rude to both sides and strained relations between the studio and Nolan. In December 2020, Nolan condemned HBO Max and the premieres for the day and date that Warner Bros. they had been preparing for their big movies.
“Some of the biggest directors in our industry and the most important movie stars went to bed the night before they thought they were working for the biggest movie studio and woke up to find out they were working for the worst streaming service.” Nolan told THR. “Warner Bros. had an amazing machine to make the director work everywhere, both in theaters and at home, and they dismantle it while we talk. They don’t even understand what they’re losing. Their decision doesn’t make economic sense, and even the most – The careless Wall Street investor can see the difference between disruption and dysfunction. “
Nolan is obviously not a fan of watching new movies coming out on HBO Max. The good news for movies that will be released this way is that, according to viewers, HBO Max has as much respect for Warner Bros. as box office numbers. The reality is that many potential ticket buyers don’t feel safe enough to go to theaters right now, but they can sign up for HBO Max to watch certain movies. Dune director Deni Villeneuve would have preferred viewers to watch the film on the big screen, but he was confident that a sequel would happen as long as enough people watched HBO Max.
Nolan’s latest film,Tenet, follows a secret agent who must manipulate the flow of time to prevent an attack from the future threatening today’s world. Co-starring John David Washington, the film stars Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debiki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Kane and Kenneth Branagh. It was one of the highest-grossing films of the year and won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects, but the success was not enough to save the connection between Nolan and Warner Bros. This news comes to us from the deadline.