Christopher Nolan is shifting to Common for his subsequent film, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. After the director shopped the undertaking round Hollywood, Common has landed Nolan’s upcoming movie, which is about World Warfare II scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who is taken into account one of many fathers of the atom bomb. Sony, Paramount and Nolan’s longtime house, Warner Bros., had been mentioned to be speaking in regards to the undertaking with the filmmaker as properly.
Practically all of Nolan’s movies since 2002’s Insomnia have been launched by Warner Bros., save for The Status (2006), which was distributed by Disney, and Interstellar (2014), which noticed Warners and Paramount splitting up worldwide and home rights, respectively.
The transfer comes after Nolan, a robust proponent of the theatrical expertise, spoke out last year in opposition to Warner Bros.’ resolution to ship its 2021 slate day-and-date to HBO Max. “A few of our business’s greatest filmmakers and most vital film stars went to mattress the evening earlier than pondering they had been working for the best film studio and woke as much as discover out they had been working for the worst streaming service,” Nolan mentioned in a December assertion to THR. An unique theatrical launch for his subsequent undertaking is of the utmost significance for the filmmaker.
Nolan, who generated field workplace billions with The Darkish Knight trilogy (2005-12) and earned his first greatest director Oscar nomination for his earlier World Warfare II movie, Dunkirk (2017), is likely one of the few administrators who can safe massive budgets for unique concepts not primarily based on IP. He was final in theaters with Tenet, which Warners launched solely in theaters a 12 months in the past within the COVID-19 period, the place it grossed simply $58.4 million domestically with a theatrical panorama diminished by the pandemic. Tenet proved to be a bellwether for different tentpoles, as after muted field workplace, different studios responded by pushing movies out of 2020. Tenet was not affected by Warners’ 2021 day-and-date transfer, nor wouldn’t it have affected the Oppenheimer movie had Nolan chosen to make it there.
Deadline first reported the information.