Will Christopher Nolan Deal Reshape Future of Theatrical Distribution?

Will Christopher Nolan Deal Reshape Future of Theatrical Distribution?
Like most things Christopher Nolan does these days, his historic deal with Universal Pictures is big. We’re still learning the finer details of this new business relationship which will give the world Nolan’s next film based on the life J. Robert Oppenheimer, the remorseful father of the atomic bomb, but thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, the biggest elements are coming into focus.

In addition to securing a theatrical release and a $100 million (or so) budget for the “smaller” Nolan picture, the filmmaker behind Inception, Tenet, and The Dark Knight Trilogy also demanded his next studio put up an equally steep $100 million marketing budget for the film, and guarantee that the movie’s 100-day theatrical window (which the trade reports might actually be closer to 130 days) come with a exclusive six-week corridor upon release. In other words, Universal allegedly cannot release any movie three weeks before or after the Oppenheimer film’s opening.
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