“Don’t try to understand it. Feel it.”
Actual shivers. Yes, that’s what hit me at the end of the new trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet, currently still set for a 17th July release date, in IMAX, 35mm and 70mm, globally. Will that date still stick? I honestly think we’ll have to wait and see but I do know one thing, this looks truly epic (Read our IMAX Prologue review for more on the sheer scale) and – once again – this first major trailer doesn’t spoil too much, it’s the perfect balance.
Tenet is Nolan’s 11th feature, head over to our FB for all latest stills, while it all started with Following in 1998, I first picked up his work with the Guy Pearce-starrer Memento in 2000 and have never lost a moment of intrigue with each of his films. Outside of The Dark Knight trilogy, he’s got a knack of playing with the possible and impossible in one endless loop, toying with the metaphysical and epistemology, whilst also delving into the psychological of it all – Read my feature here regarding main characters in his films.
While there’s been an instant online reaction in response to the possible time travel within Tenet, let’s not forget that’s a palindrome by the way, Warner Bros and Nolan have been clear in their press releases that it isn’t time travel, it’s called inversion. While I’m not a Scientist, I’m wondering if this is instead something to do with magnetic fields and maybe even speed, and those linked together. If any of these characters have discovered a way to manipulate time, then that’s what we’re fighting. We know that Nolan loves to mess with the reality of reality itself. Fantastic.
With cinematography from Hoyte van Hoytema and what’s sure to be a huge score, composed by Ludwig Göransson, the film stars John David Washington in the lead role, alongside an absolute killer cast that includes Robert Pattinson (it’s great to hear his actual English voice), Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Himesh Patel, Denzil Smith, Martin Donovan, and Sean Avery.
Here’s your trailer