Over the past two decades, Nolan has worked almost exclusively with Warner Bros. on his films. But following WB’s decision to release day-to-day movies in theaters and on HBO Max, Nolan has publicly criticized the move and it looks like Nolan was looking to work with someone else for his next film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, potential suitors should meet certain requirements, however. The report says Nolan is aiming for a $ 100 million budget for the film, something he apparently sees as “on a smaller scale” compared to his other projects.
Nolan asked for an equal marketing budget, as well as “full creative control, 20% of the first dollar gross, and a blackout period after which the studio wouldn’t release another movie three weeks before or three weeks after release.” “.
To make sure his movie wouldn’t immediately reach a streaming service, Nolan also requested at least a 100-day cinema window. For comparison, Marvel’s Shang-Chi has a 45-day theatrical window.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nolan’s film’s top three competitors were Apple, Sony and Universal. Apple could not have met Nolan’s request for a theatrical window and while Sony was considered to the very end, Nolan sided with Universal after the company clearly said yes to all. requests from Nolan.
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Another historic image set around WWII is Nolan’s next film. Specific plot details are under wraps, but it will be about Oppenheimer, who was a key figure in the Manhattan Project tasked with developing the first nuclear weapons. Nolan collaborator Cillian Murphy is rumored to play a major role in the film.
You can read IGN’s Dunkirk review for our take on Nolan’s latest WWII epic, or the more elaborate premise that Nolan created with WB.
Matt TM Kim is the editor-in-chief of IGN. You can reach it @lawoftd.