The Warner didn’t only make friends by choosing to put all of its 2021 films online on HBO Max in parallel with their theatrical release. Christopher Nolan, a longtime collaborator, did not appreciate the approach and he turns to another studio for his next project.
The disagreement between Christopher Nolan and Warner
A few days ago, we learned that Christopher Nolan was working on a new film. The director was talked about during the health crisis by offering us the blockbuster Tenet. The Warner, with whom he has worked for almost 20 years, has been by his side despite a complicated context. Nolan wanted to be the savior of the wards and release his new baby as soon as possible. Finally, Tenet only reported $ 363 million worldwide. A score much lower than what he would have done without the pandemic.
After that, the relationship between the director and the studio grew significantly. To adapt to a particular era, Warner decided to keep the dates of all films scheduled for 2021 and release them on HBO Max simultaneously (where the service is available). However, lovers of the room like Nolan did not appreciate this strategy at all. The latter did not fail to let it be known that he was against this decision.
The director has found a new home
Following this quarrel, we did not see how the star director could make his next film under the banner of Warner. It is indeed a divorce that takes place since we learn via The Hollywood Reporter that Christopher Nolan is turning to Universal for his new feature film. The studio will fully fund, to the tune of $ 100 million, this project on Robert Oppenheimer, a famous scientist who actively participated in the invention of the atomic bomb. This will be addressed in the scenario that unfolds during the Second World War, and also in the post-conflict era, when Oppenheimer advocated for greater control of nuclear weapons.
Universal hits the jackpot when we imagine that the entire industry must have been eyeing Nolan. Sony was in the game and Netflix did not hide its desire to attract the master in its nets. Given his attachment to theaters, the hypothesis of seeing him spin on a platform was pure madness. It will therefore be in the cinema that he will meet us. The production of this untitled film will begin during the first part of the year 2022. Universal is aiming a release in 2023 or 2024. Still according to THR, the daddy ofInterstellar would have asked for the guarantee ofan exclusive release in theaters during a window of 90 to 120 days. However, the media is unable to confirm that it won the case.