It’s hard to believe Tenet came out over a year ago, with the stunning film hitting UK cinemas in August 2020. But now that the film is a tiny dot in our rearview mirrors, we’re at it. that point where director Christopher Nolan is preparing to shoot his next project.
And according to a scoop that was first reported by Deadline, Nolan has decided what this next project will be.
After his 2017 hit Dunkirk, the famous filmmaker returns to World War II, but this time he’s going to tell a story from the American perspective, centered on J. Robert Oppenheimer, and the creation of the atomic bomb.
While details are obviously slim on the pitch at the moment, the announcement of the project provided a surprisingly meaty amount of information – from the potential cast to the release model, plot details and even the budget. of the movie.
Nolan isn’t rushing things, so we have a few more years to go before we see this movie. But for now, here’s everything we know so far …
As many know, Oppenheimer is often referred to as “the father of the atomic bomb”. He led the Manhattan Project, the US-backed program that developed the world’s first nuclear weapons.
Deadline notes that Nolan’s story will revolve around Oppenheimer “and his involvement in the development of the atomic bomb during WWII”. It looks like the movie could potentially be a biopic focused on Oppenheimer in particular, with the WWII element being kind of a backdrop.
Basically a complete overthrow of Dunkirk – a film that focused on the event itself, rather than the people involved.
That said, one has to imagine that Nolan will be interested in those major historical moments involving the work of Oppenheimer, such as the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Considering the film’s budget – which we’ll get to later – it seems inevitable that we’ll see one or two massive explosions.