Christopher Nolan He is the closest thing to a director of our time that can be considered a Hollywood star. The great successes of titles such as ‘Origin’ or ‘Interstellar’ have led almost any Hollywood studio to be interested in taking over the rights to their next film about the creation of the atomic bomb, but what they may not have expected were the lioness demands of the filmmaker.
On Hollywood Reporter have detailed the main requests of the author of ‘Tenet’: total creative control, a budget of 100 million for the production of the film and another 100 for the marketing campaign, 20% of the income at the box office (and not from the moment in which the study begins to have benefits), an exclusive window in cinemas that ranges between 100 and 130 days and that the distributor in question cannot release another film in the three weeks before its premiere or in the three afterwards. Basically, the conditions he enjoyed at Warner, a study he abandoned after almost two decades.
Such a long period of exclusivity in cinemas was what made Apple run out of it, since it had no problem giving it to them, but much shorter. The cat in the water finally took him away Universal, as it seems that the study chose to accept Nolan’s requests without further ado in order to take a step forward in the relationship that Donna Langley, president of the studio, had been cultivating with the filmmaker for some time.
It is likely that these previous efforts by Langley were decisive, since Sony was in the fight for the film until the last moment. Now it remains to be seen if the agreement will not end up turning against him, since it will limit its release schedule when the time comes to release it in theaters and the economic conditions of the same mean that the film should go easily because it has a multimillion-dollar collection to give benefits. .
Of course, the movement can also be seen in another way, since Universal maybe assume the possibility of being able to lose money with this movie and in return pave the way for Nolan’s next blockbusters to do with them …