The Mysterious Story
Like all Christopher Nolan movies, “Tenet” is filming with its storyline under lock and key. Warner Bros. has yet to reveal any specifics about Nolan’s script, which has led to endless fan speculation about what the writer-director has in store for his new movie. The project surfaced with a rumor calling it a “massive, innovative, action blockbuster which will again be shown in Imax,” hardly a shocking revelation considering those details apply to all of Nolan’s recent releases. When Warner Bros. announced the official title of the movie in May, it confirmed “Tenet” is “set in the world of international espionage.” Many Nolan fans have since been referring to the film as Nolan’s Bond movie. The filmmaker has long been an outspoken champion of the Bond franchise and has expressed interest in directing a 007 film.
Nothing else about “Tenet” has been revealed. One rumor suggests the plot has to do with time traveling spies, although that detail is unconfirmed. Whatever “Tenet” is about, it’s going to be huge in scope and remind moviegoers of the power of theatrical presentation. Nolan suggested as much while speaking at a U.K. Cinema Association conference in March.
“We will certainly be asking [exhibitors] to really help us, and asking you to be our partners in terms of putting on a show for the audience and giving them a reason to come out for the evening, and engage with the world of cinema which we all love so much,” Nolan said. “What we never want to forget is the idea of showmanship…whatever the economic realities are, whatever costs need to be cut or corners need to be cut.”