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Filmmaker Christopher Nolan calls Warner's streaming plan ‘a mess’: 'It's not a good business decision'
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Hollywood filmmaker Christopher Nolan has come out strongly against Warner Bros. Pictures' decision to debut its films on HBO Max and in theaters in 2021.
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The “Tenet” director told the Associated Press Monday that it’s not a good business decision and criticized how the company handled it.
“It’s a unilateral decision that the studio took. They didn’t even tell the people involved,” Nolan said. “You have these great filmmakers who worked with passion and diligence for years on projects that are intended to be feature films with fantastic movie stars. And they’ve all now been told that they’re a loss-leader for a fledgling streaming service.”
The company announced last week that its 2021 film slate, including the new “Matrix” movie, “Dune” and “In the Heights,” would debut on its streaming service and in theaters simultaneously in the U.S., rattling Hollywood and resulting in doomsday predictions about the future of the movie theater.
WARNER BROS. WILL RELEASE ALL 2021 FILMS ON STREAMING SERVICE HBO MAX AND IN THEATERS
“I’ve never seen everybody so upset about one particular decision,” Nolan said.