‘Barbenheimer,’ a recent cultural phenomenon associated with the feature films ‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer,’ will soon come to life on screens.
The contrast between Greta Gerwig’s fantasy comedy about a Barbie doll and Christopher Nolan’s biographical thriller about the creator of the atomic bomb, Robert Oppenheimer, has generated many jokes related to the simultaneous release of these two films on July, 21st. The upcoming release of Barbenheimer marks another creative twist on the fusion of these two characters, transcending mere internet chatter into a full-fledged film endeavor.
B-movie pioneer Charles Band, known for his iconic work in the horror comedy genre, is spearheading this production, The Hollywood Reporter claimed.
A ‘Barbenheimer’ movie is in development.
The film will be a low-budget comedy about a scientist doll in Dolltopia who tries to take out humanity with a nuclear bomb. pic.twitter.com/EWBRwsxsQv
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As revealed by various outlets, set in the whimsical doll world of Dolltopia, the plot follows the story of Dr. Bambi J. Barbenheimer, a brilliant scientist who is concerned about the abuse of dolls by humans. Determined to take action, she embarks on a mission to confront the real world, culminating in the goal of blowing it up with a nuclear bomb.
The summary conveys the essence of the film, stating, “They got great looks and a super attitude! Oh, and now they’ve got the bomb.” Acknowledging the lighthearted nature of the project, Band emphasizes the need for a touch of humor in today’s entertainment landscape. “You mix that together and you have such an opportunity for dark [humor],” he commented on the concept of Barbie and Oppenheimer in one film.
With a budget of nearly a million dollars, Barbenheimer would be one of Band’s more significant undertakings, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie is anticipated to start filming next year.
Barbie Movie Broke Record for Women Directors
The movie Barbie achieved a milestone for women directors, earning over a billion dollars in global ticket sales within seventeen days of its release. This even surpassed the previous record held by Patty Jenkins for Wonder Woman.
Greta Gerwig, the director and co-writer, played a significant role in the film’s success. Headlined and produced by Margot Robbie, Barbie maintained its position as the top-grossing film for three consecutive weeks, reaching the four hundred million dollar mark domestically and the five hundred million dollar mark internationally at an exceptional pace.
This accomplishment not only solidifies Barbie as one of the highest-grossing films but also represents a significant breakthrough for women in the film industry. Distribution chiefs Jeff Goldstein and Andrew Cripps expressed their surprise at the movie’s performance, noting that Barbie surpassed their most optimistic expectations.