The scandal surrounding the actions of Warner Bros. is gaining momentum with future releases. Discontent was expressed not only by the Legendary film studio and the AMC network, but also by director Christopher Nolan. He publicly criticized the studio’s actions.
The director of Argument stated that Warner Bros. made a decision for everyone and did not consult with anyone. Therein lies the problem and the wave of resentment towards the company, Nolan said.
“It’s very, very, very, very messy. A real setup. The guys (directors) gave a lot to these projects. They deserve to be consulted and told about what will happen to their work.
Warner Bros. was a place for filmmakers to get work, and now they want to destroy it. They don’t even know what they are losing. Their solution makes no economic sense.”
The director also noted that HBO Max is the worst streaming service. Nolan believes that filmmakers working with Warner Bros. are being used as bait to attract audiences.
“In 2021, some of the best filmmakers in the world will perform, they will have some of the biggest stars who have been creating their projects for years. They are very close to the hearts of the authors.
The projects are aimed at the widest possible audience … And now they are being used as bait for streaming – for young streaming – without any consultation.”
Dune director Denis Villeneuve is also rumored to be unhappy with the streaming of his film. Warner Bros. has not yet commented on the situation, but Disney is ready to respond. Perhaps the company will change its mind after many disagree with its actions.