According to “Variety,” Christopher Nolan recently used the CinemaCon stage to present stunning new clips from “Oppenheimer,” his epic look at the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American theoretical physicist who contributed to the development of the atomic bomb.
'Variety' reports that Nolan, a fervent supporter of the big screen and a fierce opponent of streaming, was welcomed with thunderous ovation by the movie theatre owners present at the conference.
He remarked of his most recent work, “I know of no more dramatic tale with higher stakes.”
The movie also swings ahead in time to a point when Russia has perfected its atomic technology, raising concerns of espionage at Los Alamos, according to 'Variety'. The video revealed by Nolan includes glimpses of the physicist's team working on the top-secret task of constructing the bomb.
According to Nolan, the protagonist of the movie made choices that had lasting effects. Nolan, one of Hollywood's most celebrated and lucrative directors, is the man behind the “Dark Knight” trilogy as well as “Inception” and “Dunkirk.”
According to “Variety,” the movie, which will be released by Universal on July 21, is one of the most ambitious major studio summer releases in recent memory.
'Oppenheimer' deals with heavy topics while also highlighting a scientific breakthrough that changed the course of history during a season that is often dedicated for escapist entertainment and superhero movies.
Oppenheimer, portrayed by Cillian Murphy, oversaw the Manhattan Project while serving as the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory before turning against WMDs.
Murphy, according to 'Variety,' has previously been in Nolan films including 'Dunkirk,' 'Inception,' and 'Batman Begins,' where he came close to playing the Dark Knight but lost out to Christian Bale and ended up playing the Scarecrow.
Aside from Rami Malek and Florence Pugh, the ensemble cast also features Matt Damon as General Leslie Groves, Robert Downey Jr. as Atomic Energy Commission member Lewis Strauss, and Emily Blunt as J. Robert Oppenheimer's wife Katherine.