The day when the atomic bomb was invented was both the greatest and worst day of human existence. The horror from the past is going to be repeated once again. Christopher Nolan’s upcoming tragic story about the atomic bomb ‘Oppenheimer‘ with lead actor Cillian Murphy is set to hit the screens this week. The actor and director of ‘Oppenheimer‘ also interacted with the viewers taking it as a ‘horror story’.
Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ as a Horror story
The actor said in an interview that for the US audience, the story will be like watching a horror story. The movie will depict the race against time to make the atomic bomb for the US Army and how it changed human history. J. Robert Oppenheimer was an important man in scientific history that lead the Manhattan Project and lead researchers in developing nuclear weapons.
The actor said- “It is an intense experience, because it’s an intense story. I showed it to a filmmaker recently, who said it’s kind of a horror movie,” he said. “I don’t disagree. It’s interesting that you used the word nihilism earlier, because I don’t think I’d quite managed to put my finger on it. But as I started to finish the film, I started to feel this color that’s not in my other films, just darkness. It’s there. The film fights against that.”- according to THR.
Intense work of making Oppenheimer
To get into the shoes of Oppenheimer, Murphy had to undergo a lot of work and get into the nuances of his character and the times of World War II. He said he tried to learn everything he can get and searched for years as being the most dramatic event in human existence.
“I was relieved to be finished with it, actually,” he said of how the movie’s process and subject has emotionally affected him. “But I enjoy watching the film tremendously. I think you’ll understand when you see the film. It’s a complicated set of feelings to be entertained by awful things, you know? Which is where the horror dimension comes in.”- The Hollywood Reporter.