Filmmaker Christopher Nolan hit
back at HBO Max and Warner Bros for their decision to release films in cinema
halls and HBO Max on the same day in 2021.

Nolan, who has been linked with Warner Bros since 2002, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday,
“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

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 “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,” Nolan added.

December 3 will be remembered
by those in the movie business for its ignominy.  

Ann Sarnoff, CEO of
Warner Media Studios and Network Groups, and Toby Emmerich, Chairman of Warner
Bros. Film studio dropped a bombshell – they decided to release their entire
17-picture 2021 film slate not only in cinema halls, but also onto its
dilly-dallying HBO Max streaming service on the same day.

Sources suggest that Warner Bros. COO Carolyn
Blackwood was behind this novel idea in a bid to avoid the embarrassment of potentially
bad grosses while currying favour with the higher-ups.

Warner Bros received backlash
from artists and talents agents from all across the Hollywood.

The instant response in Hollywood was outrage
and a massive girding for battle. “Warners has made a grave mistake,” says one
top talent agent.

This decision would affect the
entire crew of the films.