Christopher Nolan criticises HBO Max; calls it 'worst streaming service'
In a statement, the Tenet director criticised the studio for its decision to release its 2021-slated films in both theatres and on its streaming service HBO Max simultaneously
Filmmaker Christopher Nolan is unhappy with the latest development at the Warner Bros Studio.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, the Tenet director criticised the studio for its decision to release its 2021-slated films in both theatres and on its streaming service HBO Max simultaneously. “Some of our industry’s biggest filmmakers and most important movie stars went to bed the night before thinking they were working for the greatest movie studio and woke up to find out they were working for the worst streaming service," he said.
Ann Sarnoff, the Chairman and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, along with Toby Emmerich, the Chairman of Warner Bros. film studio dropped a huge bombshell when they decided that all the 17 films that are slated for release in 2021 will debut on the streaming platform the same day it hits the theatres.
Nolan, who has had a fruitful relationship with Warners, dating back to his 2002 feature Insomnia furthermore added, “Warner Bros. had an incredible machine for getting a filmmaker’s work out everywhere, both in theaters and in the home, and they are dismantling it as we speak. They don’t even understand what they’re losing. Their decision makes no economic sense, and even the most casual Wall Street investor can see the difference between disruption and dysfunction.”