Christopher Nolan loves his secrecy. He guards his scripts and any info about his films like national secrets. While we’ve all known that he was preparing to shoot a new film, we didn’t even know what to call it yet. Now that has been settled and it’s entitled Tenet.
Up until the latest announcement, the only cast members we knew of were John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, and Elizabeth Debicki. The cast has now added Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Clémence Poésy.
This marks Nolan’s first film since 2017’s Dunkirk, and as with many of his projects, hardly anything is known about the plot. It is said to be an action film centered around international espionage. Nolan wrote the screenplay himself, and it is just beginning to shoot with the schedule calling for location shooting in seven countries.
Seeing as the release date is only 14 months away, it sounds as though it won’t be an effects-heavy affair, and that isn’t surprising. Amongst other things known about Nolan, he much prefers to avoid post-production work for practical effects. And we’re all for that.
Tenet is slated for a July 17, 2020 release date.