Today, Christopher Nolan is one of the most profitable names in the film industry. Beyond his cast or the theme that his films follow, the filmmaker has forged a path in which his name on a poster is what he sells, and for film studios this is something important because a certain percentage of what his films generate movies is insured. However, Nolan has a reputation for being quite strict about what he looks for in his films, and not only during their production, but also when it comes to distribution.
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Last year Tenet premiered – 83% starring Robert Pattinson and John David Washington, an action film that, although it follows a certain line of what has become what defines the director’s cinema (although it has also explored other paths), did not meet expectations. Some media reported that the collection of the film, which was just above what was invested in its production, meant a conflict between the filmmaker and Warner Bros., with whom he has worked for a long time.
It is evident that the low income of that film was due to the premiere in the middle of the pandemic, although Nolan points out that Warner Bros. pushed the exclusive release in cinemas without giving it the opportunity, as with later films, to also reach homes directly, although he has also made unfavorable statements against HBO Max as a streaming service platform; while others claim that it was also the director’s fault for demanding that his film be released after some delays. Now that he has a new project on the horizon, Nolan is looking for new production partners, and some of the biggest studios have already stepped up.
Without a doubt, to have the same director of Interstellar – 71% and The Origin – 86% would mean a great opportunity for anyone. According to what has been reported in Comic Book, who marked an important path in superhero cinema with his trilogy of Batman Begins – 84% have begun to receive offers from major studios to purchase the project, including Sony Pictures (home of Spider-Man – 89%, 007: Casino Royale – 95% and After Earth – 11%).
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Another high roller who could be ahead of the acquisition of Nolan’s next film is Universal Studios, which includes blockbusters and box office titles such as Fast and Furious 9 – 65%, Jurassic World – 71%, and Despicable Me. – 81%). Taking into account how rigorous Nolan is in terms of the distribution of his films, perhaps it is this studio that has the most possibilities, but he still has many proposals to analyze in order to bring his film, still untitled, to the screens.
There is still little information about this new film, but yesterday afternoon it was confirmed that Cillian Murphy will be in charge of starring in the story by putting himself in the shoes of a historical character who had great objectives with his invention of the atomic bomb, and by being a witness of the thousands of deaths he caused, he called himself a “destroyer of worlds.” Murphy, who previously worked with Nolan on films like Batman: The Dark Knight – 94% and Dunkirk – 92% also contextualized in the Second World War, will revive J. Robert Oppenheimer.
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Finally, the studies will surely take into account that their budget must be above USD $ 100 million, but they have the security of obtaining great income, of course, as long as they reach a distribution agreement that suits both parties.