One of the most successful partnerships in recent years has officially come to an end. As Deadline reports, director Christopher Nolany Warner Bros. Pictures will no longer be holding hands after collaborating on blockbusters such as ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Inception’, ‘Interstellar’ or ‘Tenet’ triloga.
The rift between studio and director arose after Warner Bros. decided to release its 2021 catalog simultaneously both in theaters and on HBO Max. Among these projects was the aforementioned ‘Tenet’, a trigger for the relationship between studio and director to cool down notably and made Nolan open to negotiate with other studios.
That is why, after a tough fight between Universal, MGM and Sony, Nolan’s next film will finally be endorsed by Universal Pictures. Nolan’s project will be a story about the American theorist J. Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the atomic bomb in World War II.
Continuing with Oppenheimer, we talked about a theoretical physicist known as “the father of the atomic bomb,” who suffered real guilt for having been part of the team that created the bomb. We learned earlier that Cillian Murphy, a regular contributor to the director, could be the first member of the atomic bomb. cast to join this new historical project of Nolan after ‘Dunkerque’.
The film already has an official green light from Universal and will go into production in early 2022. Nolan’s producer (and wife), Emma Thomas, will also be on board for the project under the couple’s label, Syncopy Inc.