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Universal Pictures has landed the rights to distribute the latest Christopher Nolan film. Nolan started to look for new distribution after a rift with Warner Bros Pictures after the distribution of Tenet. Nolan leaves his 19 year partnership with Warner Bros for a new partnership with Universal Pictures.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nolan has strict demands for his latest release. Nolan has asked for total creative control, 20 percent of first-dollar gross, and a blackout period of about three weeks where the studio would not release a film. Nolan has asked for at least a 100 day theatrical window, something he did not have for Tenet.
Nolan's latest film will be about J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atom bomb. Oppenheimer was a physicist who became the director of the Los Angeles Laboratory. Oppenheimer became he head of development for the atom bomb that ended WWII. Nolan wrote the script and is set to direct the film. According to Deadline, production of the film will start in the first quarter of 2022. A release date has not been announced yet.
Nolan has had a long history with Warner Bros. Films like Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Interstellar, The Prestige, and Dunkirk were all distributed by Warner Bros Pictures. The end of this partnership is an end or an era for Warner Bros.
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