Christopher Nolan’s new film “Oppenheimer” has officially become the filmmaker’s first R-rated feature since “Insomnia” just over two decades ago.
The MPA gave the rating for “some sexuality, nudity and language”. The project marks Nolan’s first for Universal Pictures after a long run at Warner Bros. Pictures. The film is also the longest film of his career, coming in at just three hours.
Meanwhile, The Associated Press reports that “Oppenheimer” is heavy – physically. The IMAX copies of the film are said to be “11 miles of film” and weigh “some 600 pounds”.
Nolan shot the entire film using a large format camera, with the film set to be released on IMAX 70mm, 70mm, IMAX Digital, 35mm, Dolby Cinema and more. Nolan has previously said the best format to see the film is IMAX 70mm, which is only shown in a few locations, including AMC Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles and AMC Lincoln Square in New York.
Nolan says, “Shooting on 70mm IMAX film really makes the screen disappear. You get a 3D feel without the glasses. You have a giant screen and you fill the audience’s peripheral vision. You immerse them in the universe of the film.
“Oppenheimer” hits theaters July 21, taking on another cinematic juggernaut with Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie.”