In a tale as old as time, Christopher Nolan is making headlines with his latest film. This time it’s for his choice of IMAX camera.

The Universal Pictures film Oppenheimer will use a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film photography. Nolan will also use IMAX black and white analog photography to strengthen the historical impact of the film. Nolan is working in collaboration with IMAX cinematographer and his cinematic partner Hoyte van Hoytema.

Still from Oppenheimer by Christopher Nolan for IMAX
Image Credit: Universal Pictures

This isn’t the first time Nolan has filmed with IMAX cameras. Previously, Nolan used IMAX cameras on The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Interstellar (2014), Dunkirk (2017) and Tenet (2020).

Oppenheimer is based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.” It tells the story of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Manhattan Project and the development of the atomic bomb. It features an all star cast, including Cillian Murphy, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr. and Florence Pugh.

Oppenheimer is projected to open in July 2023 and should bring a theatrical window of at least 100 days.

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