Christopher Nolan, the director of the recent “Oppenheimer”, has just declared that he has great admiration for a superhero film that he considers to have been “ahead of its time”. Find out what work it is!
When Christopher Nolan speaks, we listen. And when Christopher Nolan talks about superhero films, we listen to him even more, he to whom we owe the cult trilogy The Dark Knight. It is therefore with great interest that we have just learned that the Briton loved Watchmen, the feature film by Zack Snyder which is about to have a remake.
Christopher Nolan’s cry of love for Watchmen comes from a Hollywood Reporter profile devoted to Zack Snyder, who will soon make an impact with the release on Netflix of Rebel Moon: Part 1 – Child of Fire.
“I always thought Watchmen was ahead of its time.”says Nolan. “This idea of a superhero team, brilliantly subverted here, did not yet exist in the films. It would have been fascinating to see Watchmen come out after Avengers.”
Released in theaters in 2009, Watchmen, a big screen adaptation of the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, tells the story of several superheroes who fight crime in an America at the end of the world.
Vulnerable, human, imperfect, they have as many qualities as faults and for the most part bring out their dark side, a mixture of cruelty and selfishness.
If Watchmen was a disappointment at the box office with 185 million dollars in revenue for a budget of 120 million, this visionary work, which many considered impossible to bring to the screen due to its XXL ambition (Terry Gilliam and Darren Aronofsky had broken their teeth there years before), is today crowned with a nice cult status.
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Christopher Nolan produced three Zack Snyder films: Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two men are very close to the point of calling each other about once a month.
And for Snyder, one of the privileged few to have been able to view Oppenheimer images before anyone else, Christopher Nolan is nothing less than his best filmmaker friend.
Zack Snyder will unveil December 22 on Netflix. This ambitious science fiction film immerses the viewer on a distant moon alongside a peaceful colony suddenly threatened by the armies of a tyrant. She then places all her hopes of survival in the hands of a mysterious stranger.
The trailer for “Rebel Moon Part 1 – Child of Fire”, directed by Zack Snyder: