'Ideas come from everywhere': Christopher Nolan could do anything in his next movie

Christopher Nolan has explained that he is "open to anything" as he prepares to make his next film after the success of 'Oppenheimer'.



Christopher Nolan covers Variety (photo by Chantal Anderson)
Christopher Nolan covers Variety (photo by Chantal Anderson)

Christopher Nolan is "open to anything" when it comes to his next film.

The 53-year-old director enjoyed extraordinary success with his recent movie 'Oppenheimer' and explained that he needs to "own" his next project before bringing it to the big screen.

Speaking to Variety, Christopher said: "Ideas come from everywhere. I've done a remake, I've made adaptations from comic books and novels, and I've written original screenplays. I'm open to anything.

"But as a writer and director, whatever I do, I have to feel like I own it completely. I have to make it original to me: The initial seed of an idea may come from elsewhere, but it has to go through my fingers on a keyboard and come out through my eyes alone."

'Oppenheimer' was released too much fanfare this summer and Nolan felt that the project caught "a wave" by being released alongside 'Barbie' – a move that led to the 'Barbenheimer' phenomenon.

The 'Inception' filmmaker said: "With certain films, your timing is just right in ways that you never could have predicted.

"When you start making a film, you're two or three years out from when it's going to be released, so you're trying to hit a moving target as far as the interest of the audience. But sometimes you catch a wave and the story you're telling is one people are waiting for."

'Oppenheimer' told the story of the "father of the atomic bomb" J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) and Nolan thinks that the movie resonated with audiences as the threat of nuclear weapons is constantly lingering.

He said: "The awful truth about nuclear weapons is that concern about them ebbs and flows with the geopolitical situation. But it shouldn't.

"The threat is always present, but sometimes an event will happen that brings it more front of mind. But that's not how it should be; it's a danger that hovers over the planet and will never go away."

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