Not long ago we reported that the director Christopher Nolan was buying his new film project from other studios outside of Warner Bros. The film is set during World War II and will revolve around J. Robert Oppenheimer and his involvement in the development of the atomic bomb.
Well, Nolan’s new movie has landed at Universal Pictures. The studio will finance and distribute the film, which reportedly has a budget of over $100 million.
Oppenheimer was a theoretical physicist who became the director of the Los Alamos laboratory, and he led the research and development of the A-bomb that ended World War II, in what was secretly called the Manhattan project.
Nolan was unhappy with Warner Bros. and how they managed their slate of 2021 movies by simultaneously releasing them in theaters and on HBO Max. So he made the decision not to work with them anymore, and he’s moving on. Nolan ensures that it is now in his contracts that his films will be released in theaters.
I didn’t think Nolan would have any trouble finding another studio to work with. He is one of the greatest and most talented directors working in Hollywood today.
batman begins, Dunkirk, and Creation actor Cillian Murphy is also looking to join the project, but his involvement is not yet 100% confirmed.