Christopher Nolan’s biographical picture Oppenheimer, one of 2023’s most anticipated, is ready for release. The 3-minute video previews the all-star film on scientist J Robert Oppenheimer, who invented the atomic bomb.
Oppenheimer, produced by Universal Pictures, Syncopy Inc., and Atlas Entertainment, chronicles American theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer’s controversial Manhattan Project, which developed the world’s first nuclear weapons during World War II.
In the teaser, Robert Oppenheimer declares, “This is a national emergency.” After a few warped short frames, viewers see “Christopher Nolan,” the name they’ve been waiting to see for three years since Tenet’s release.
The trailer begins with Robert Oppenheimer declaring, “This is a national emergency,”
The clip opens with a black-and-white picture of Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) strolling by reporters and photographers while defending the nuclear bomb test. “We’re in a race against the Nazis,” he says.
Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, and others play roles based on real people who participated to the Manhattan Project.
Oppenheimer and Lieutenant General Leslie Richard Groves Jr. (Matt Damon) initially justify the move, with Groves saying, “This is the most important thing to ever happen in the history of the world.” Things get tense when Groves asks Oppenheimer the question he should have asked long ago: “So, there’s a chance that when we push that button, we destroy the world?” However, Oppenheimer was blamed for handing humans the capacity to harm themselves before the world was ready.
The film is based on Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer” and features stunning visual effects and Nolan’s trademark near-perfect sets.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nolan and Oscar-nominated cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema gave Oppenheimer a grandiose visual aesthetic, using large-format film, Imax cameras, and harsh black-and-white photography. Dolby Cinema, Imax 70mm, and 70mm will screen the film.