Christopher Nolan’s Next Movie About WWII Scientist Lands at Universal

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British-American film director Christopher Nolan has released several critically acclaimed films in his 30-year career. bickeringly Memento for his latest sci-fi thriller Theory, The philosophically minded screenwriter has received many awards and accolades for his thought provoking work.

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He recently made an announcement about the latest film he is working on, but he was still shopping for a house. However, now it seems that the upcoming film has found a place to stay.

Christopher Nolan’s film lands at Universal Pictures

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According to time limitDirected by Nolan, the upcoming film has landed at Universal Pictures. The American film production and distribution company, which is a part of Comcast, will both finance and distribute the picture.

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it is important because insomnia The director has spent a lot of time exclusively with Warner Bros. Entertainment over the past two decades. The move breaks their long-standing creative partnership and is a huge win for Universal.

While this news is huge, Diversity reports that this is not entirely surprising. Warner Bros. previously announced that they plan to release their entire 2021 lineup on HBO Max at once. When Nolan heard of the news, he did not make his serious dissatisfaction personal with the decision. This is probably the main reason he was shopping for his new film.

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“There is such controversy around it because they didn’t tell anyone. In 2021, he’s got some of the top filmmakers in the world, he’s got some of the biggest stars in the world who worked for years in some cases on these projects that are very close to his heart to grow up- screen experience. They are meant to be out there for the widest possible audience…” start the author told And. “And now they’re being used as a loss-leader for the streaming service — for the fledgling streaming service — without any consultation. So, there’s a lot of controversy. It’s very, very, very, very messy. A real one.” Bait and switch. Yeah, that’s not how you treat filmmakers and stars and the people who have given so much to these people for these projects. They deserve to be consulted and talked about were what would happen to their work.”

What else do we know about the film?

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Unfortunately, there are no details about the film yet. However, we do know that the film will surround World War II and the development of the atom bomb. The protagonist would be J. Robert Oppenheimer, a theoretical physicist who was instrumental in the creation of the weapon.

Additionally, the film will follow the scientist in his later life. He became a big supporter for international control of nuclear weapons and opposed the creation of the hydrogen bomb.

While not set in stone, Cillian Murphy could somehow play a role in the picture time limit. The two have worked together in the past dark Knight movies and Dunkirk.

Universal will fully support the expected $100 million project and filming will begin during the first quarter of 2022. Due to the extensive digital effects needed to make the film, the studio is targeting a release date of late 2023 or early 2024.

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