Filmmaker Christopher Nolan has a brand new movie mission and for the primary time in over a decade, there is no such thing as a studio behind it able to act as distributor.

A number of sources say that Nolan has a movie mission centered on J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist who is taken into account one of many fathers of the atom bomb that he helped develop throughout World Struggle II.

Nevertheless, versus previous initiatives, Nolan’s new film isn’t being routinely arrange at Warner Bros., the house of just about all his movies since 2002. (His interval thriller The Status, made for Disney in 2006, whereas 2014’s Interstellar was a partnership between Warners and Paramount, with the businesses taking worldwide and home distribution rights, respectively.)

Sources say that Nolan and his camp are speaking to Sony and Common, with conversations additionally going down with Warners and Paramount. The talks are on the highest government ranges. Common, Warners and Paramount had no remark whereas Sony couldn’t be reached for remark.

No provides have been made and a theatrical launch is of upmost significance.

Regardless of that requirement — Nolan is without doubt one of the filmmakers who has been a vocal proponent of the theatrical expertise — one supply stated that streamers shouldn’t be counted out of the operating. Netflix, for instance, has been keen to grant theatrical runs to sure filmmakers.

Whereas Nolan by no means had a first-look cope with Warners, he was very loyal to the studio. Issues hit a decidedly tough patch in 2020 in the course of the launch of his final film, Tenet. The film noticed its launch push thrice because of the raging pandemic earlier than lastly being launched solely in theaters, with the filmmaker desirous to act as a catalyst for an viewers return. That didn’t occur domestically, the place the film grossed solely $58.4 million. Tensions flared between the filmmaker and executives in the course of the many shifts and advertising phases.

Nolan additionally expressed dissatisfaction with the studio for shifting its 2021 slate to a day-and-date theatrical and HBO Max streaming launch, though his personal film was not a part of that transfer.

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