The conflict between Warner and Christopher Nolan for the premiere of ‘tenet’ In the middle of the pandemic, it ended up leading the popular director to leave the studio and sign for Universal to carry out ‘Oppenheimer’. The movie starring cillian murphy It has not yet reached theaters, but at Warner they are already thinking of recovering the author of titles such as ‘The Dark Knight’ or ‘Interstellar’.
michael de lucacurrent co-chairman of Warner along with Pam Abdyhas confessed in Variety that “we hope to bring Nolan back“, although the heads of the study recognize that Donna Langley, president of Universal, is going to be a tough nut to crack. However, that has not stopped them from putting their plan to bring the filmmaker back into action.
Warner’s clever move
The first move on Warner’s part was that De Luca and Abdy agreed in good faith with David Zaslav that they owed Nolan a bonus for his work on ‘Tenet’ with a figure that reached seven figures. Taking into account that this film did not make a profit in theaters, everything suggests that it is a way of trying to mend his relationship with the director, although the studio sold it with a move without any commitment to Nolan.
In addition, it seems that the strategy is already starting to work, because Nolan has done part of the post-production work on his new film at Warner’s facilities. Of course, the director’s team did not want to make any statement about it, because they surely do not want to look bad with Universal after accepting all their demands to make ‘Oppenheimer’
Only time will tell if this move by Warner allows them to get Nolan back.but in the study they are clear that treating their directors well again is key to recovering the glory of yesteryear.
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