Back in 2010, Christopher Nolan challenged us with our understanding of dreams. Now, in 2020, the famed director will unmake reality again, this time with an espionage story that borders between the living and the dead called Tenet.
About The Tenet-
Out July 17, 2020, Nolan’s newest film Tenet seems to be another science-fiction/action hybrid. And another demonstration of Nolan’s taste of sharp-dressed subversions of conventional Hollywood genres.
And Nolan may be the only director in the world who can get away with being cagey about his movies. 2010’s Inception and 2014’s Interstellar, prior to their release, were cloaked in mystery, with marketing campaigns that resisted giving away too much detail. The same can be said for Tenet, where not even the film’s full-length theatrical trailer makes any real sense.
“All I have for you is a word,” says one unnamed character, played by Kenneth Branaugh. “Tenet.” (Gee, thanks.) But we’re doing our best, so here’s everything we know about Tenet. Eric Francisco contributed reporting to this article.
WHEN are THE TENET RELEASE DATEIN THEATERS?
Tenet is due in theaters on July 17, 2020. The film will be yet another movie about Nolan’s films released on the third weekend of July. (The Dark Knight, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, and Dunkirk were all released in late July.)
Honestly, it’s hard to describe! There isn’t even a plot synopsis on the film’s official website. Right now, it’s just a spinning logo evocative of a running clock.
Here’s our best guess based on the trailer: Tenet is about a deceased agent, played by John David Washington (BlackKklansman). Who is recruited into the afterlife? (Whether “afterlife” is a proper noun for, say, an agency, or just the colloquial definition of life after death is unclear.)
The plot of the Show Tenet?
In this new plane of existence, the characters, who are working to prevent. “something worse” than nuclear holocaust — experience time and space differently. Based on the film’s visuals of cars flipping and boats sailing in reverse. We know the film will have a totally wild grasp of perception that aims to make us rethink our understanding of reality.
We do have some ideas about the film’s genre, which has been described as “an action thriller taking place in the world of espionage.”