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Oppenheimer (2023, D: Nolan) S: Murphy, Blunt, RDJ, Damon, Pugh, Malek

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Nolan is readying his next film, and Deadline hears that like Dunkirk it will focus on a seminal moment in World War II. This one is J. Robert Oppenheimer’s role in the development of the atom bomb during WWII. Here is a bombshell development: While none of Nolan’s recent movies had gone outside Warner Bros, I’m hearing that several of the major studios across town are reading the screenplay and speaking with Nolan and his reps.

This might be residue from the umbrage Nolan took when WarnerMedia declared its intention to go day-and-date with its entire 2021 movie slate, without forewarning talent, their reps or even the studio’s financing partners in the films. Nolan, among the superstar directors who are the most vociferous supporters of a good old fashioned theatrical release, was outspoken in his ire on WarnerMedia’s move. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Warner Bros is among the studios in the mix on this, but clearly it has lost pole position.

Warner Bros followed Nolan’s directives in releasing his last film, Tenet, even though the film’s grosses suffered because the pandemic was still raging, and moviegoers weren’t ready to return to theaters en masse at that point. The film still grossed $363 million, the biggest global number since the pandemic erupted outside F9, Godzilla Vs. Kong and Black Widow. Nolan and his wife/producing partner Emma Thomas did not have a formal deal at the studio, but like Clint Eastwood, they have been very loyal about making their films there. Those collaboration led to billions in box office receipts.

Details are a bit scant at the moment on casting, but I’m hearing talk that Cillian Murphy might be involved. He collaborated with Nolan on two of The Dark Knight films, Inception as well as Dunkirk, and is in the mix. The project has the sweep of Nolan’s last historical epic Dunkirk, looking at WWII from the development of the atomic bombs that ended the war with Japan. So there will clearly be many big star parts.

Stay tuned.
https://deadline.com/2021/09/christo...ii-1234829960/
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EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has landed the right to finance and distribute the next film that Christopher Nolan will direct based on his script about J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atom bomb. A theoretical physicist who became the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, Oppenheimer headed the research and development of the bomb that ended WWII, under what was covertly called the Manhattan Project. Nolan will produce the film alongside his wife and longtime producing partner Emma Thomas for their Syncopy Inc. banner.

Sources said that the film is now green lit to begin production in the first quarter of 2022. When Deadline broke the story a few days ago about this film being shopped, I’d heard Nolan’s longtime collaborator Cillian Murphy was in the mix for a key role. That might happen still, but I’m persuaded there are no definitive casting attachments at this point.
https://deadline.com/2021/09/christo...wo-1234832975/
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re: Oppenheimer (2023, D: Nolan) S: Murphy, Blunt, RDJ, Damon, Pugh, Malek

Nolan's reported demands:



Original source is THR

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That doesn't seem unreasonably by todays standards outside of the 6 - 7 week exclusivity window (which isn't really odd either, but it's weird seeing it printed out)

Also it isn't really his call on it remaining in theaters for 100+ days is it? That's up to the theaters.
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Originally Posted by RichC2

Also it isn't really his call on it remaining in theaters for 100+ days is it? That's up to the theaters.
That’s sure to be about no forced digital release… especially when Universal already has a pretty small window agreement.
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Yeah that makes sense. It's 3 months basically, which was the norm not too long ago.
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Originally Posted by DJariya
They missed one:

- stvn1974 cannot post anything about his films until 3 months after release
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re: Oppenheimer (2023, D: Nolan) S: Murphy, Blunt, RDJ, Damon, Pugh, Malek

Can't wait until the scene where Michael Cane looks directly into the camera and delivers fifteen minutes of exposition to explain nuclear fission. Of course Hans Zimmer's score will probably drown it out.
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I really like most of Nolan's movies, but that was kind of funny. Nolan really needs some help in the audio mixing area. Unless he's truly mucking it up out of creative choices.
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It's no wonder Nolan and WB have split up. If WB had full say, Tenet probably would've released this year in theaters and on HBO Max.

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Can't wait until the scene where Michael Cane looks directly into the camera and delivers fifteen minutes of exposition to explain nuclear fission. Of course Hans Zimmer's score will probably drown it out.
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re: Oppenheimer (2023, D: Nolan) S: Murphy, Blunt, RDJ, Damon, Pugh, Malek

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Can't wait until the scene where Michael Cane looks directly into the camera and delivers fifteen minutes of exposition to explain nuclear fission. Of course Hans Zimmer's score will probably drown it out.
Would like nothing better than to point out all the flaws and errors in this post, but sadly, itís probably 100% correct.
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Cillian Murphy to Star in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’

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WOW! Surprise casting move!
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He even looks similar to Oppenheimer. This may turn out to be pretty good movie.
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EXCLUSIVE: In what would be the first major piece of casting since officially confirming Oppenheimer will be his next film, Christopher Nolan looks to have found Cillian Murphy a co-star to join him in what is believed to be an all-star ensemble. Sources tell Deadline that Emily Blunt is in talks to join Murphy in the Universal tentpole that Nolan will write and direct. Sources say she will play the wife of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Murphy), the scientist who ran the Manhattan Project that led to the invention of the atomic bomb. The film will bow on July 21, 2023, a slot typically saved for Nolan films in the past.
https://deadline.com/2021/10/emily-b...al-1234858556/
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No John Krasinski no sale.
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So Nolan hasnít even written this yet?
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Iíll wait and see on this. I was a Nolan fanboy at one time, but I havenít been a fan of his last few films, and have had no desire to even watch Tenet.
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Iíll wait and see on this. I was a Nolan fanboy at one time, but I havenít been a fan of his last few films, and have had no desire to even watch Tenet.
I didnít care for The Dark Knight Rises but thought Interstellar was good but bloated and fell apart at the end. Dunkirk though, is a great movie (the shifting timeline was fine, although mostly unnecessary).

Tenet is a trip. Itís a fun exciting adventure even if it doesnít make a ton of sense. Itís definitely a Christopher Nolan film though, so you know what to expect.
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I would say Interatellar was the first film by Nolan I was mixed on. I didnít entirely dislike it, but it felt overly long, and kind of confusing. I havenít ever had an urge to watch it again.

Dunkirk I didnít really care for. It was just kind of boring in my opinion. Well made and acted, but I just wasnít into it.

From what Iíve heard about Tenet Iím just not interested enough to watch. I feel like Nolan tries too hard, and his films especially as of late are just coming off as more pretentious than enjoyable.
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Interstellar, for me, was better on repeat viewings. It's very derivative in spots but also has some great imagination to it. What I found to be jarring/hammy dialog on my first watch was more easily digested in repeats.

Tenet got worse in repeat and is definitely Nolan trying to make something work for the sake of it working. There's no passion behind it.


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Interstellar has really grown on me. The 4k is great looking.
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
So Nolan hasnít even written this yet?
What's to write? This type of movie practically writes itself.
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