Christopher Nolan has said goodbye to Warner Bros. and has signed his film with Universal. Since Nolan’s 2001 film Memento, he has only worked with WB, but that is changing now as Deadline broke the news that the acclaimed director will be making his next film for Universal Pictures.
Nolan’s next film will focus on J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb. The screenplay for the film was written by Nolan himself and he will also direct the film. The upcoming film will be starting production in the first quarter of 2022.
Ever since Nolan’s film Insomnia, WB has been at least partially responsible for distributing his films but that all changed when Warner Bros. announced their same day and date release plan on HBO Max and released Nolan’s film Tenet on the streaming service. This decision was not taken well by Nolan as he went on to say that HBO Max is “the worst streaming service.” So, these were the reasons Nolan is making his next film with Universal Pictures.
Deadline also states that Universal, MGM, and Sony Pictures were the final contenders to distribute and finance the WWII film. This film will mark the end of an era with Nolan’s first film which is not distributed by Warner Bros. after such a long time.