According to a report from Deadline, the next Christopher Nolan movie will be developed by Universal Pictures. This marks the end of a nearly two-decade-long relationship between Nolan and Warner Bros. The film to be developed focuses on J. Robert Oppenheimer and the making of the atomic bomb.
Over the past few weeks, several outlets, including The Nerd Stash, have reported that Christopher Nolan was talking to multiple studios about his next film. This is likely due to Nolan’s feelings on Warner Bros.’s decision to make their entire 2021 movie slate available on HBO Max for streaming. Nolan made several public comments on the situation, expressing his disapproval. He even accused HBO Max of being, “the worst streaming service.”
However, this is not the only reason the next Christopher Nolan movie will be developed by Universal Pictures. The World War II-era drama carries a hefty price tag with it. Nolan reportedly desires a budget of around 100 million dollars to bring his vision to life.
With this new deal now in place, shooting is expected to start sometime in the first quarter of 2022. Not much is known about a potential cast. However, Cillian Murphy, who has appeared in several of Nolan’s films, including The Dark Knight trilogy and Inception, is rumored to be involved.
Like many of his films, the next Christopher Nolan movie deals with interesting subject matter. J. Robert Oppenheimer was the theoretical physicist who lead the Los Alamos Laboratory. With his team, Oppenheimer successfully developed the first atomic bombs, earning him the title of “the father of the atomic bomb.” However, upon seeing the power, destruction, and deadly potential of his life’s work both tested and in action, Oppenheimer later argued for international control of nuclear weapons.
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