Christopher Nolan leaves Warner: 'Tenet' director joins Universal for his atomic bomb movie

A few days ago we learned that Christopher Nolan had already decided that his next film was going to revolve around the role that J. Robert Oppenheimer played in the development of the atomic bomb on the World War II. Already then the possibility that the filmmaker left Warner was dropped, something that has finally been confirmed, since the director of ‘Tenet’ has decided to collaborate with Universal.

You could see it coming

Nolan had been working with Warner since the premiere of ‘Insomnia’ in 2002, but the relationship with the studio was not at its best after the release of ‘Tenet’. The tensions began due to the desire of the author of ‘The Dark Knight’ to release it despite the delicate situation of the cinemas due to the pandemic and exploded when Warner announced that all his 2021 films were going to be released in theaters and HBO Max simultaneously.

The truth is that Nolan never had an exclusive agreement with Warner, perhaps that is why ‘The final trick (The Prestige)’ was a co-production with Disney and ‘Interstellar’ with Paramount, but always with Warner involved. Now it didn’t even seem like an option, since Deadline clarifies that everything was between Sony, MGM y Universal, finally deciding the balance on the side of the latter.

At the moment, Nolan’s new feature film I has a title, but it is known that it is part of a script written by him that will be made through Syncopy Inc., the production company that he shares with his wife and regular collaborator Emma Thomas. At the time it was said that Cillian Murphy It could be part of the cast, but it seems that it is not confirmed. Whatever the case, it won’t take long to find out, as filming is expected to start during the first quarter of 2022.

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