Not a week has passed since it was announced that director Christopher Nolan was looking for a new partner to make his film about Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb. Nolan didn’t want Warner Bros. due to its tendency to release movies in theaters and on HBO Max., your streaming platform. Well, now we know that you have chosen Universal and these are the requests you have made to make your film.
According The Hollywood Reporter, Nolan’s suitors had to meet some requirements. The report says Nolan is targeting a $ 100 million budget for the film, something that apparently considers of “smaller scale“compared to his other projects.
Nolan requested an equal marketing budget, as well as “total creative control, 20 percent of the first dollar collection, and a lockdown period after which the studio in which the company would not release another film three weeks before or three weeks after its release“Also, Nolan asks at least an exclusivity of 100 days in theaters before reaching any streaming platform. For comparison, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has a 45-day exclusivity in theaters.
The three main competitors were Apple Sony y Universal. Apparently, Apple could not satisfy Nolan’s request for the release period. The director considered Sony, however he opted for Universal at the last minute after the latter said a clear yes to everything.
Nolan and Universal seem to have an agreement. The director’s next film will be about Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, and it will obviously be set in World War II. We do not know the specific details of the plot, but it is rumored that Nolan wants to Cillian Murphy, a regular contributor to Nolan, for a major role in the film.