Within a few weeks, the expected Oppenheimer of Christopher Nolan will be released in theaters around the world, being distributed by the studio Universal Pictures.
The cast of the film is headed by Cillian Murphywho plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, considered one of the fathers of the atomic bomb. Oppenheimer is a Period piece about the WWII scientist.
And a story as shocking as this one deserves the highest quality projection. That is why Nolan, along with his frequent collaborator, the cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytemathey filmed the film in format IMAX.
- The feature film was shot on a combination of 65mm and 65mm IMAX wide-format film photography including, for the first time, sections in IMAX black-and-white analogue photography.
- The twelfth feature film will be the longest running film in Nolan’s filmography, reaching 3 hours. This will exceed 2 hours and 49 minutes of Interstellar.
The studio is sharing for the first time, a look at the negative of the film in its IMAX format which consists of almost 18 km long! The image is found below:
Oppenheimer was a theoretical physicist who became the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, led the research and development of the bomb that ended World War II, under what was covertly called the Manhattan Project. He also oversaw the Trinity Test, in which the first atomic bomb was successfully detonated in New Mexico.
Oppenheimer is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer”, by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. The script was adapted by Nolan. The filmmaker is producing the film with his wife and producing partner Emma Thomas for their company Syncopy Inc.
In addition to Murphy, the make up Emily Bluntwho plays biologist, botanist, and Oppenheimer’s wife, Matt Damon as General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, Robert Downey Jr. such as Lewis Strauss, founding commissioner of the US Atomic Energy Commission, Florence Pugh characterizing the psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie plays theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano It’s Robert Serber. Josh Hartnett is pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence; Jack Quaid, Rami Malek, Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Dylan Arnold, David Krumholtz, Alden Ehrenreich, y Matthew Modine they round out the cast.
- Oppenheimer marks the first collaboration between Nolan and the studio Universal Pictures, that in September 2021 arrived to an agreement with the filmmaker to finance and distribute the feature filmafter Nolan left the ranks of Warner Bros. after making public his discontent with the release of Tenetand the studio’s strategy of implementing the simultaneous release in theaters and on HBO Max.
- Murphy has collaborated with Nolan on several occasions, placing himself under the director’s orders in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, and more recently, Dunkirk.
- Oppenheimer got the R-Rated by the Motion Picture Association (MPA), making it Nolan’s first film to have this rating in the United States, since Insomnia (2022).
Oppenheimer will be released in theaters on July 21, 2023where he will face the premiere of the also highly anticipated Barbie of Greta Gerwig.