Christopher Nolan is reportedly in discussions with several studios to host his next film: a feature film centered on J. Robert Oppenheimer and the creation of the atomic bomb, in which Cillian Murphy could participate.
Return to WWII for Christopher Nolan! Four years after the release of Dunkirk, the English director would have a new project set during the conflict. And the story would focus on J. Robert Oppenheimer, and his involvement in the creation of the atomic bomb, launched by the United States on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945.
According to Deadline, Cillian Murphy could be part of the cast (but not necessarily in the role of Oppenheimer) and several studios would be on the line to welcome the film in their midst. Which would be another bomb. Because since 2002 and the release of Insomnia, Christopher Nolan has always worked with Warner, of which he is one of the biggest names alongside Clint Eastwood.
But everything changed last December. When the studio announced its choice to release Wonder Woman 1984 then every film in its 2021 line-up in US theaters and on HBO Max on the same day. A decision that absolutely did not please Christopher Nolan, fervent defender of the room.
“Some of the biggest filmmakers and stars in our industry fell asleep the night before thinking they worked for the biggest movie studio and woke up the next day to find they worked for the worst streaming service. “, had he even declared to the Hollywood Reporter, before being supported by Denis Villeneuve, whose Dune will be directly impacted by this mode of exit.
The only blockbuster to have dared to be released in theaters worldwide during the pandemic, will Tenet mark the end of the relationship between Christopher Nolan and the Warner? If so, what will his new home be? At month of July, the producer and director of the original Netflix films announced that he would do anything to afford his new baby, which would obviously be a huge blow.
But can the filmmaker really sign for a streaming platform (which certainly manages to get some of its feature films through American theaters) and renounce some of its principles? Is it a stroke of bluff to obtain guarantees from Warner, which has already announced that it wants to return to exclusive cinema releases in 2022?
“Tenet” is still visible on MyCANAL until October 1st: