Nolan Recreated Nuclear Explosion Without CGI For New Film


Nolan recreated nuclear explosion without CGI for new film! Yes, it’s true. The director has experimented with something new for his upcoming movie. Would you like to know about it? Join me and note down all the crucial information on Nolan’s nuclear explosion!

On being asked about Nolan’s experience while recreating the nuclear explosion, Nolan shared that he came across many challenges. He shared that he was determined not to use computer-generated imagery for his upcoming movie. Let’s find out what he did for this! 

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Nolan Recreated Nuclear Explosion Without CGI For New Film

This interesting nuclear explosion features in the upcoming movie of Nolan, which is a biopic of Robert Oppenheimer. The most crucial sequence of the movie includes the recreation of the first Atomic Detonation in New Mexico in July 1945. 

This showcases the timeline before the US dropped similar bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. So, let’s try to find out more about how Nolan recreated the nuclear explosion!

Here’s What Nolan Has Said So Far 

While talking to the cameras, Nolan said, “Recreating the Trinity test without the use of computer graphics was a huge challenge to take on.” 

He added, “Andrew Jackson- my visual effects supervisor, I got him on board early on, and he was looking at how we could do a lot of the visual elements of the film practically, from representing quantum dynamics and quantum physics to the Trinity test itself… there were huge practical challenges”. 

Well, we don’t know about all the challenges he faced; it’s for sure that they are beyond our imagination. And these challenges were not impossible for the guy who flipped over an 18-wheeler. 

Nolan also shared, “We challenged the people at Kodak Photochem to make this work for us. And they stepped up. For the first time ever, we were able to shoot an IMAX film in black and white. And the results were thrilling and extraordinary. As soon as Hoyte and I saw the first test come in, we just knew that this was a format that we were immediately in love with”. 

About Nolan And His Upcoming Movie

Nolan Recreated Nuclear Explosion Without CGI For New Film

Nolan has years of experience in directing technical and sci-fi movies. For his movies, he chooses to perform real stunts so that he can add authenticity to crucial sequences. 

In Tenet, he blew a real Boeing 747, flipped a huge truck for a perfect scene of The Dark Knight, and shot on the top of a melting glacier in Interstellar. 

For Oppenheimer, an upcoming movie, Nolan walked the extra mile. The upcoming movie features Matt Damon, Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr, Josh Hartnett, and Rami Malek. The shooting of the movie is still going on and is scheduled to be released in July 2023.

When Nolan announced the project, the internet was filled with various memes about Nolan going to demonstrate a real atomic bomb for his action movie.

Final Words 

It’s amazing to know that Nolan made a back-breaking effort to do something which was impossible according to others. Well, you’ll get to see his efforts in July next year. In the meantime, you can read some of our latest articles like Survivor 43 finale preview

Vansh Sharma
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