Incredible amount of money Christopher Nolan has made after striking genius deal with Universal for Oppenheimer
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Christopher Nolan is one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood.
So as you can imagine, when he goes to a studio with a script, he can pretty much demand whatever he wants.
And when you've got an all-star cast boasting the likes of Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, and Matt Damon, you better believe film execs are gonna pay up.
Since Oppenheimer landed in cinemas a couple of months back, it's been raking it in, with fans and critics alike raving about it.
So far, the World War Two biopic has made almost $900 million at the global box office, which is nothing sort of massive.
And not only has its success added to the immense respect with which Nolan is already held, it's also given his bank balance a serious boost.
According to reports, when Nolan signed up with Universal Pictures to make the movie, he apparently had a set of demands that he put down.
The first was that the film would have a $100m budget, with a further $100m spent on marketing.
He also told the studio that it would get a three to four-month cinema release and that he would get the final cut once it was finished.
However, the biggest play he made was demanding a 20 percent share of the first-dollar gross.
Now, he's not the only actor or director to gamble on a film's success in order to get paid - Jack Nicholson famously did it with Batman back in the day.
Leonardo DiCaprio also did the same with one of Nolan's films, Inception, when he earned a cut of the box office take, reportedly making over $50m.
Well, betting on Oppenheimer being the hit that it is has really paid off for Nolan, who looks to have made - so far - around $180m. Which is not too shabby.
And by the sounds of things, he's not done yet.
According to reports this week, Nolan has been rumoured to be involved with two upcoming James Bond movies.
Sources close to the alleged deal claimed the franchise's producers are keen to get the British director on board.
Speaking about it previously, Nolan said he would jump at the chance.
“The influence of those movies in my filmography is embarrassingly apparent,” he told the Happy Sad Confused podcast earlier this year.
“It would be an amazing privilege to do one. At the same time, when you take on a character like that you’re working with a particular set of constraints.
"It has to be the right moment in your creative life where you can express what you want to express and really burrow into something within the appropriate constraints because you would never want to take on something like that and do it wrong.”