Christopher Nolan will return to develop a film set in World War II. After Dunkerque (2017), the filmmaker is already working on another film related to that historical moment. Unlike the aforementioned film, this new production is expected to be a much more dramatic, introspective and less warlike. The main focus could be on the story of one man, J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Why is this character interesting for Christopher Nolan? Because J. Robert Oppenheimer is recognized as one of the main creators of the atomic bomb. Oppenheimer was one of the scientists involved in the Manhattan Project through which mankind’s first nuclear weapons were produced. After starting work in 1942. The first nuclear bomb was detonated in New Mexico on July 16, 1945 as part of the Trinity Test.
After that initial test, nuclear bombs exploded in Hiroshima and Nagasaki between August 6 and 9, 1945. It is estimated that more than 200 thousand people died due to these attacks that altered the course of World War II. Added to this are the subsequent historical, cultural, social, geopolitical consequences, among others, that occurred due to those events in which J. Robert Oppenheimer played a key role. That context is part of the base of interest that this person generates in Christopher Nolan.
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Christopher Nolan, during the filming of his most recent movie, Tenet (2020)
According to information from ., while it is expected that this next Christopher Nolan film will not have as much action, there is expectation in one particular event: the exposure. One way or another, it is suspected that the director could not omit the outbreak of the bombs from his narrative. Therefore, it is already rumored that the adaptation of the atomic bomb exhibits could be the largest filmed exhibition in the history of cinema.
For now, that honor is held by 007: Specter (Sam Mendes, 2015). However, taking into account that Christopher Nolan usually relies on multiple cinematographic resources during his projects and that the dimension of the nuclear bomb explosion is already quite wide, it is logical that issues in this sense are beginning to be linked. The aforementioned medium recalls that the explosion organized during the film of the most famous secret agent in the world had 33 kilograms of explosives and about 2 thousand liters of fuel, in addition to requiring different detonators.
The initial budget for this film is estimated to be at least $ 100 million. Therefore, it is valid to think that it will not be a flat production in terms of narrative or only focused on one aspect J. Robert Oppenheimer. Although it may seem redundant, it should be emphasized that the director would be adapting one of the key people in the contemporary history of humanity, not to mention the importance of these exhibitions (if it is possible to separate the scientist from them, something that does not seem feasible).
This will be the first film that Christopher Nolan will make with UniversalAfter closing his agreement with Warner Bros. With this studio, he made films such as the Batman trilogy (2005) to Tenet (2020), his last production to date.