It’s time to rejoice, as Christopher Nolan seeks out distribution and funding for a new project. The film will focus on J. Robert Oppenheimer, the “father of the atomic bomb”. Cillian Murphy is potentially attached to the film, according to Deadline, though it is not clear what his role would be. Cillian Murphy has collaborated with Christopher Nolan previously in Warner Brothers films like Dunkirk, The Dark Knight Rises, and Memento. Christopher Nolan’s WW2 movie will presumedly share more in common with Dunkirk than Tenet.
Nolan Seeks Distribution
Christopher Nolan’s WW2 movie may be the first project he’s made outside of Warner Brothers since Memento. He has apparently sent the script to multiple movie studios. According to the Hollywood Reporter, sources say that Nolan is in talks with Paramount, Sony, and Universal.
Splitting with Warner Brothers?
There is speculation that Christopher Nolan wishes to move away from Warner Brothers due to their decision to have all of their 2021 releases streaming on HBO Max the same day they come out. Christopher Nolan’s WW2 movie will be a film the director will want everyone to see in theaters. Nolan has been very vocal about his distaste for the streaming experience, particularly in regards to his own movies. During the pandemic, Nolan controversially pushed for people to see Tenet in theaters. The reasoning was that Tenet was a visual feast and that viewers simply would not be able to get the full effect in their living rooms. The film was delayed to give theaters time to reopen. Though Warner Brothers are still “in the mix”, it is clear they are no longer Nolan’s “go-to” so to speak.
As of now, Nolan’s second WW2 drama is just a script floating between studios. Details on production are scant. Regardless, fans and industry members alike will be following this production very closely, both for the promising premise of the film, and the movie’s effect on the industry itself.