The Christopher Nolan-Netflix exchange of words has taken a new turn. The celebrated director – behind titles like Dunkirk, Interstellar, and The Dark Knight among others – has apologized to Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix via a personal email.
For the uninitiated Christopher, in a media interview, said that investments by Netflix are used as leverage against shutting down theaters. This comment got some response from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.
Christopher said that he should have been more polite. He said that as a filmmaker starting in 90’s his biggest nightmare was the straight-to-video release, and now it is replaced by selling it to Wall Street as innovation or disruption.