The trailer for Christopher Nolan’s new film, Tenet, has been released.
If you’ve finished watching that and have absolutely zero idea what was happening, fear not, you aren’t alone.
The official synopsis for the movie is listed as: “A secret agent is tasked with preventing World War III using an unusual ability to alter the flow of time.”
To be honest, it sounds very Christopher Nolan.
Many on social media have drawn comparisons with the mind-bending film Inception and Interstellar, which really pushed not only the technologies of film production but also the audience’s ability to keep up with such a multi-layered and complex plot.
If you can believe it, the trailer actually premiered on the incredibly popular video game Fortnite, where gamers were able to watch it in a virtual drive-in theatre setup.
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The cast for the film includes John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy and Himesh Patel.
Washington told the Fortnite crowd who had gathered: “There are just little nuggets of information and breadcrumbs about the movie that I’m surprised he was going to reveal, and I’m glad he did.
“This seems like something different. it seems like this is where he’s about to take us for the next 10 to 15 years of filmmaking.”
The film will reportedly be Nolan’s most expensive venture yet at $205 million, which is certainly saying something considering his previous projects like The Dark Knight trilogy, Interstellar and Dunkirk.
Robert Pattinson says he was initially hesitant to take on such a big film but couldn’t help himself when he knew Nolan was involved.
Speaking to USA Today last year, the British actor said: “I got locked in a room to read the script – I don’t have it myself.
“I’ve been a little wary of doing big movies for years and years, but there’s just something about Chris Nolan’s stuff. He seems like the only director now who can do what is essentially a very personal, independent movie that has huge scale. I read the script and it’s unreal.”
The movie is set for release on July 17 this year, however the coronavirus pandemic could cause that date to be pushed back until people are able to sit in a cinema and soak up all the sights and sounds that Nolan has craftily created for us.
The date was removed from the Tenet Twitter page earlier today so that could be a sign that we might have to wait a little longer before we can see it.
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