Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk, Tenet… Each announcement of a new film by Christopher Nolan, the messiah of the famous “intelligent blockbusters” for ten years, has the effect of a bomb. And for his next feature film, it’s literally a bomb that the filmmaker will explode. Oppenheimer will return to the Manhattan Project and one of its most brilliant engineers, scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, which led to the creation of the atomic bomb during World War II. On screen, the character will be played by Cillian Murphy, the star of Peaky Blinders and already seen in Nolan in Inception and the Dark Knight trilogy, which we see all fired up in the first trailer for the film.Around Cillian Murphy, Christopher Nolan has brought together a legendary cast: Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Josh Hartnett but also Rami Malek, Jack Quaid (The Boys), Kennet Branagh or Matthew Modine (Stranger Things). If the film is described as a biopic about Oppenheimer and the creation of the A-bomb, we can expect a much more complex and convoluted scenario from the director who likes to play with time. If the trailer is to be believed, the director will also have fun with colors, from the bright, blinding red of atomic power to the calmer, icy black and white that heralds the morbid dust left behind by such a cataclysm. In the United States, spectators of Nope, Jordan Peele’s latest film, were able to discover the trailer in preview in dark rooms. Finally, Universal Pictures hastened (probably in anticipation of leaks) to put it online to make fans of the genre shiver. However, we will have to be patient, since Oppenheimer will arrive on July 19, 2023 in our French cinemas.
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