Guaranteed to blow you away, the trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming project ‘Oppenheimer’ just dropped.
Starring the likes of Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Florence Pugh as Jean Tatlock, Emily Blunt as Kitty Oppenheimer, Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss, Matt Damon as Leslie Groves Jr., and Gary Oldman as Harry S. Truman among many others, the film documents the journey of the controversial physicist as he invents the atomic bomb. Somewhat hinting at the contents of the film, the trailer seems to revolve around Oppenheimer’s hesitation concerning his own invention, and its destructive potential when left in the wrong hands.
Murphy’s words resonate throughout the short clip, “We imagine a future, and our imaginings horrify us. They won’t fear it, until they understand it. And they won’t understand it, until they’ve used it. Theory will take you only so far. I don’t know if we can be trusted with such a weapon. But we have no choice. Is anyone ever going to tell the truth about what’s happening here?”
Infamous for an invention that has taken the lives of millions, Oppenheimer was involved in the Manhattan Project, a government-supported effort aimed at the discovery, creation, and utilization of nuclear weapons. An armament so immense in power, the formation of this particular weapon turned the tides of World War 2, and to this day remains an active deterrent in the prevention of all-out global war.
The film is based on the biographical novel ‘American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer’ by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin.
“Oppenheimer” premieres in theaters on July 21, 2023. Watch the trailer for it here!