Christopher Nolan moves to Universal for next film after Warner Bros. feud

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His next project is about J. Robert Oppenheimer

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Christopher Nolan’s next film, moving away from his longtime collaborators at Warner Bros., will be released by Universal.

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The director’s next film, centered around the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s involvement in the development of the atomic bomb. It will be financed and distributed by Universal.

According to time limitProduction of the film will begin in early 2022 peaky blinders Star Cillian Murphy rumored to be involved.


Almost every film by Nolan since 2002 insomnia Released with Warner Bros. their partnership includes dark Knight trilogy, dunkircohandjob start And TheoryWhile Warner Bros. handled the international release of Prestige And interstellar.

Cillian Murphy is rumored to be Nolan’s next projectCredit: Roy Rochlin / Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

Nolan’s decision to switch to Universal comes after the director plans to simultaneously release his 2021 film slate from Warner Bros. on the streaming service HBO Max.

In a statement at the time, Nolan said: “Some of the biggest filmmakers and most important movie stars in our industry slept the night before thinking they were working for the biggest movie studios and finding out Woke up that they were working for the worst streaming service.

“Warner Bros. had an incredible machine for taking out a filmmaker’s work everywhere, both in theaters and at home, and they’re eliminating it as we speak. They don’t even understand what they’re missing out on.” His decision makes no economic sense, and even the most casual Wall Street investor can see the difference between disruption and procrastination.”


nolan’s last movie Theory, was released in theaters only in August 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The film grossed $363 million globally, the highest since the pandemic began at the time.

Warner Bros. has said that it will return to traditional cinema releases in 2022.

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