Christopher Nolan’s next project on J Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the atomic bomb

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 12: Director Christopher Nolan attends the Rendezvous With Christopher Nolan photocall during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

Christopher Nolan is a stickler to the details and he unusually does this by taking the most unusual subjects that one generally wishes not to dabble on until one is well informed about the subject. Make no mistake, Nolan is no subject matter expert he is one of a kind storyteller.

If one knows history one certainly would have heard of J Robert Oppenheimer, for the catchphrase For “I have become the destroyer of worlds” directly borrowed from the Bhagavad Geeta, these were the words uttered by Dr. Oppenheimer after the first successful test conducted in New Mexico.

Well, fast forward to this century Nolan has yet again found a topic that is not just offbeat but a thing to be held really close as its history. In what was called the Manhattan Project, Allied powers led by the US developed the nuclear bombs that eventually devastated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Oppenheimer was the one who oversaw the Los Alamos Laboratory that designed the actual weapons.

Nolan had a falling out with Warner Brothers recently hence that being said things do look somewhat murky in this regard. A Nolan spoke scathingly about Warners’ decision to relegate every 2021 film to hybrid release theatres and streaming that was taken last year.

Major information regarding the casting is yet to be disclosed of what is however known is Irish actor Cillian Murphy would be involved in this. No word on a release date for Nolan’s WWII J. Robert Oppenheimer film, though anything before 2023 seems unlikely at this point.

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