The first trailer for Christopher Nolan’s film Oppenheimer has been released – a thriller shot in IMAX format, which will try to immerse the audience in the paradoxical story of a man who risks destroying the world to save it.

The film stars Cillian Murphy as Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, the biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Academy Award winner Matt Damon played General Leslie Groves Jr., the director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey Jr. played Lewis Strauss, the founding commissioner of the US Atomic Energy Commission.

The film also stars Academy Award winner Rami Malek, and reunites Nolan with eight-time Academy Award nominee actor, writer, and director Kenneth Branagh.

The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Byrd and the late Martin Sherwin.

The film Oppenheimer was shot in a combination of wide-format cinematography on IMAX 65 mm film, including, for the first time in history, fragments of black-and-white analog IMAX cinematography.