Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer, an IMAX®-shot epic thriller, thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.
To celebrate its upcoming release, we have a new featurette that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at filming for IMAX.
The star-studded thriller features an all-star, award-winning cast that includes Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Oscar® winner Matt Damon, Robert Downey, Jr, Academy Award® nominee Florence Pugh, Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, and Josh Hartnett. Oppenheimer also stars Oscar® winner Rami Malek and reunites Nolan with eight-time Oscar® nominated actor, writer, and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh.
The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven, and Christopher Nolan.
In real life, J. Robert Oppenheimer was an American theoretical physicist who served as a physics professor at the University of California, Berkeley. In the 1930s, among other things, he gained acclaim in the field of nuclear weapons.
Oppenheimer was filmed in a combination of IMAX® 65mm and 65mm large-format film photography, including, for the first time, sections in IMAX® black and white analog photography.
Nolan’s films, including Tenet, Dunkirk, Interstellar, Inception, and The Dark Knight trilogy, have earned more than $5 billion at the global box office and have been awarded 11 Oscars and 36 nominations, including two Best Picture nominations.
Oppenheimer opensin theaters on July 21, 2023. For more on this exciting film, visit its official site.