Christopher Nolan’s Unmade Films: Movies the ‘Oppenheimer’ Director Almost Made

There are some directors who have an army of orphaned projects; films that, for whatever reason, never ended up getting shot or released.

Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and (especially) Luca Guadagnino have whole filmographies of projects they started developing before eventually abandoning.Christopher Nolan is not one of those directors.

Generally speaking, when the British director gets attached to a project, he almost always manages to carry the film out to completion.

With the obvious exception of his acclaimed “Dark Knight” Batman trilogy, Nolan isn’t typically a director for hire.

Pretty much every film Nolan directs is also written and produced by him, and the multi-hyphenate’s movies usually take awhile to make, with lengthy shoots and lengthier post-production phases required to bring his ambitions stories to life.

Oppenheimer,” his massively scaled biopic about the creator of the atomic bomb, took a relatively speedy 57 days to film; “Tenet,…

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