Nolan created a non-CGI nuclear explosion scene for Oppenheimer
Christopher Nolan known as a total film director, including his latest film Oppenheimer. This time, he confessed that he made the scene of the explosion of a nuclear weapon without computer graphics, that is, without the help of a computer.
To talk to Total newsreel which was released on Tuesday (13/12), Nolan said it needed to be done because the film was about J. Robert Oppenheimer, an important figure in the Manhattan Project and the creator of the atomic bomb in World War II.
Nolan has been known to prefer direct effects over visual effects. Even while working on Tenet, he actually blew up a Boeing 747.
So far, according to Diversity it’s just a matter of time before Nolan experiments with nuclear weapons when he announces that he will be working on a film about the production of nuclear weapons.
“Andrew Jackson, my visual effects supervisor, who I’ve worked with since the beginning, has been on the lookout for how we can practically do a lot of the film’s visuals,” Nolan said.
“From quantum dynamics and quantum physics questions to this Trinity test and re-creation with my team,” he continued.
“Los Almos, which is in New Mexico, has amazing weather, it required a lot for this film, and in terms of really harsh conditions, there were huge practical challenges,” said Christopher Nolan.
Nolan also mentioned that Oppenheimer is a film that has a story of a very large scope and scale. He also did not hesitate to call it one of the biggest challenges of his career.
“This is one of the most challenging projects I’ve ever taken on, in terms of the scope and scope of the entire Oppenheimer story,” Nolan said. “There are big practical problems, big logistical problems”,
“But I have a great team and they are really good at it. It will be some time before we are completely finished. the team was successful,” said Christopher Nolan.
Oppenheimer is adapted from American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Byrd and Martin J. Sherwin.
The book is a biography of the figure J. Robert Oppenheimer and won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize.
(J. Robert Oppenheimer, key figure in the Manhattan Project and inventor of the atomic bomb during World War II.)
The film tells the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), a physicist whose work on the Manhattan Project led to the invention of the atomic bomb.
Christopher Nolan is the director as well as the screenwriter of this film. He also produced this film along with Emma Thomas and Charles Roven.
Syncopy and Atlas Entertainment will be the film’s production companies, while Universal Pictures will be the distributor.
Filming will take place in early March in three locations, namely New Mexico, California and New Jersey. For the film, Nolan will shoot using IMAX and a 65mm film camera.
Oppenheimer is scheduled for release on July 21, 2023.