Christopher Nolan had described Tenet, the sequel to the 2017 war epic Dunkirk, as an “event film” – which seems to be an appropriate description for each of the sci-fi thrillers to date.
From the three-dimensional interstellar and from the beginning to the dark knight, the older one is always better, and Nolan rarely fails to offer incomparable emotions. But he’s an enigmatic director, keeping as many details as possible undercover until the last minute.
Before the next release, we have collected all the information that has been released on what is the most convincing version of the summer.
Tenet will premiere in theaters around the world on July 17th, 2020, mixed with IMAX. The preface started playing in front of the selected screenings of The Rise of Skywalker in December and is currently on display in front of a handful of screenings of Birds of Prey, another version of Warner Bros.
Tenet trailer: is there a teaser yet?
There is! The first trailer of Christopher Nolan’s new movie was released online in December, after starring exclusively in theaters ahead of this summer’s Fast & Furious Hobbs & Shaw.
Tenet cast: who is in it?
Nolan is reuniting with two of his Tenet associates, including Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) and Kenneth Branagh (Dunkirk).
But it’s also a showcase of new scenes for the director – John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) directs the film, and has been joined by Robert Pattinson (styled with Nolan’s signed haircut), Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Debicki, Clémence Poesy, Himesh Patel (yesterday) and Dimple Kapadia.
Tenet plot: what is the new film about?
As always, the details are overlooked – but the film follows a secret agent (the Washington character, who has not yet been nominated) charged with preventing WWII. The added twist, making Nolan recognizable, is that time travel is somewhat involved.
An indication of the film’s central narrative can be found in the story. Sator Square (or Rotas Square) is a word square that contains a five-word Latin word. It contains five words (the middle word is “Tenet”), which consist of 25 letters and reads exactly the same as back and forth. It can be found all over Europe and has been in several buildings, walls, and urban housing since 1979. The most famous version is in Oppede, France. A possible translation of the square is “The peasant Arepo has [like] working wheels [a plow].”
No, you’re right, it doesn’t make much sense. But the symmetrical nature of the square could indicate the structure of Nolan’s new film’s time travel. Maybe the film revolves around a single point in time, or does it even have a plot that repeats itself in the second half of the story?