LOS ANGELES: Filmmaker Christopher Nolan has chosen to companion with Universal Pictures for his new film about American theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer who helped develop the atomic bomb throughout World War II.
It was reported final week that Nolan and his representatives had been in talks with main Hollywood studios for the untitled challenge, a transfer that signalled on the finish of his collaboration with Warner Bros.
Since 2002’s “Insomnia”, Nolan made all of his motion pictures with Warner Bros and that included his critically-acclaimed “The Dark Knight” trilogy and the newest characteristic “Tenet”.
But relations between Nolan and Warner Bros had soured final yr after the filmmaker expressed dissatisfaction with the studio for transferring its 2021 slate to a day-and-date theatrical and HBO Max streaming launch.
According to Deadline, the plot particulars are sketchy however the brand new film will give attention to Oppenheimer, who is taken into account one of many fathers of the atom bomb.
He was a pivotal determine within the Manhattan Project — the World War II endeavor that developed the primary nuclear weapons.
Cillian Murphy, one in all Nolan’s frequent collaborators, is claimed to be a doable member of the ensemble, however casting has but to happen.
Filming on the Oppenheimer image is anticipated to start within the first quarter of 2022.
The challenge shall be produced by Nolan alongside his spouse and longtime producing companion Emma Thomas for his or her Syncopy Inc.banner.
Nolan most lately directed spy thriller film “Tenet”, starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh.
“Tenet” was the primary Hollywood tentpole to open in theatres after the coronavirus pandemic-forced shutdown.