Christopher Nolan got a taste of making a period drama with Dunkirk, and after Tenet, he’s set to come back to 40s with his upcoming movie Oppenheimer.
The film is set to release in July of next year, and we have a new trailer starring Cillian Murphy as the Father of the Atomic Bomb. Watch this:
Here’s the synopsis:
Physicist J Robert Oppenheimer works with a team of scientists during the Manhattan Project, leading to the development of the atomic bomb.
Funnily enough, the movie has a star-studded cast that includes the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and Florence Pugh, but we don’t see any of them in the trailer. Who we do see are actors like Jack Quaid (The Boys) and Josh Peck (Drake & Josh).
Despite his latter films being deemed too intelligent to understand by a lot of movie-goers, Nolan remains to be one of the must-see filmmakers of his time. Not only can he bring in some very heavy themes and intricate plots, but he does so in spectacular fashion, bringing in some of the most visually dazzling and memorable set-pieces that can be brought to screen with modern movie magic.
I’ll admit Tenet wasn’t the return to cinema that fans expected after the pandemic, but hopefully Oppenheimer reminds us why Nolan was such a celebrated filmmaker in the first place.
Oppenheimer is set to release in theaters on July 21, 2023.