Christopher Nolan is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers working today. He makes unique films that are complex while still drawing hordes of people into the theatres. His previous film Dunkirk was a departure from his usual work as it was based on real historical events. Now with his next film Tenet, Nolan is apparently returning to what he does best – confusing the viewers – while also revealing as little as possible.
All we know about Tenet is that the film is going to involve some kind of time-travelling or as the trailer says time inversion espionage involving agents whose mission is to prevent a World War three from taking place. The fact that the word is a palindrome and is spelt the same backward also isn’t a coincidence. The Tenet motion poster is the film’s title rotating in a circle while the background switches between black and white. The cast of Tenet includes John David Washington (who seems to be the one with the powers), Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and even the veteran Bollywood actress Dimple Kapadia. Michael Caine, who has been in almost all of Nolan’s films, also makes a return along with the Dunkirk star Kenneth Branagh. The new trailer is out now and you can check it below:
The Tenet teaser was first revealed in theatres in the U.S. before the screenings of Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw back in July. Now, the official trailer has been released online and its every bit Nolan as you’d expect. There’s some ominous text – ‘Time is running out’ – and a mash-up of scenes that give little away. The fact that time is central to the film has also led to some speculations about Tenet being a secret sequel of one of Nolan’s most mind-bending films, Inception. In Inception, the main group of heroes went inside dreams with time slowing down even further each time they went into another layer of a dream. But then again, Nolan has always used aspects of time in his film. Interstellar was about a man who travels so far into space that when he returns, his daughter is an elderly woman. Memento, which featured a man with a short-term memory loss, had an inventive use of the past, present, and future. Even Dunkirk, which was relatively straight-forward, switched back and forth in time.
Nolan has also excelled in revealing as little as possible in trailers for his films, which usually come out months in advance. It works too, as the audiences worldwide are always ready for more of Nolan’s clever weirdness.
Tenet is releasing on 17th July, 2020. Be sure to click on the ‘Interested’ button for the latest updates on the film. Stay safe!