Batman, Inception Director Christopher Nolan's Next Movie Could Be About The Making Of The Atom Bomb

It's also been reported that Nolan is shopping the movie around to multiple studios after previously working nearly exclusively with Warner Bros.


The first morsels of news about Christopher Nolan's next movie have come to light. Deadline reports that Nolan with follow up Tenet with a World War II movie focused on J. Robert Oppenheimer's part in creating the atom bomb.

The subject of the movie is only part of the story. The site reported that Nolan may be shopping the film around to other studios outside of Warner Bros.--with whom he made all his biggest movies--due in part to the controversy over WarnerMedia's simultaneous release strategy for HBO Max. Deadline said that "several of the major studios" in Hollywood are now reading the script for the untitled Nolan movie and talking with the director about it.

Nolan strongly criticized WarnerMedia's decision to release the studio's 2021 theatrical films day and date on HBO Max, and specifically for how the movie giant apparently did not give a heads up to directors and talent. Recently, it was reported by the Wall Street Journal that WarnerMedia paid stars and talent $200 million to make up for shifting movies to HBO Max. For what it's worth, this strategy will not continue in 2022, as WarnerMedia has signed 45-day exclusive windows with multiple movie chains in the US.

But Nolan breaking away from Warner Bros. would be a very big deal, as he's made his most successful movies for the studio, including Inception, Interstellar, his Batman trilogy, Dunkirk, and Tenet most recently.

As for casting for the untitled Oppenheimer movie, Deadline said "details are a bit scant," but Cillian Murphy "might be involved." Murphy appeared in Nolan's Dark Knight series, Inception, and Dunkirk.

In other news, Netflix's top movie boss Scott Stuber recently spoke about how he plans to stop at nothing to encourage Nolan to make his next film with Netflix.

"If and when he comes up with his new movie, it's about can we be a home for it and what would we need to do to make that happen," Stuber said. "He's an incredible filmmaker. I'm going to do everything I can. In this business I've learned you need to have zero ego. I get punched and knocked down and get back up."

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