After several delays and rescheduling due to the coronavirus crisis, there seems to be certainty that Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” will hit theaters on Aug. 26. Warner Bros. has accordingly made arrangements for a simultaneous release in international theaters across 70 countries that have reopened their economies. The list includes the UK, Canada, Australia, Rance, Italy, Germany, Japan, South Korea and Russia.
In the U.S., only theaters in select cities will be releasing “Tenet” for showing on September 03; albeit it with plans of expanding elsewhere as soon as state governments allow another re-opening of cinemas.
What is “Tenet’s” Storyline?
Aside from being touted as an espionage film with hints of involving time travel, there is very little information made known about the plot of the movie; except that in inversion or reverse actions.. Nolan, best known as the producer, writer and director of the 2008 The Dark Knight Trilogy starring Christian Bale as Batman, and who has long been expressing hopes of producing a Bond movie, is still keeping everything about the story under secrecy. Many are speculating that it is likely to be a spy thriller similar to a James Bond movie.
Yet being one to have successfully produced and directed movies in varying genres, such “The Inception” and “Dunkirk,” Nolan said he developed the storyline based on his own memory. He explained further that throughout the six to seven years he spent writing the story, he had made conscious effort to avoid any influence coming from other spy films.
About “Tenet’s” Lead Characters and Actors
John David Washington took on the lead role as The Protagonist, who belongs to an organization that goes by the name of Tenet, and whose tasks is to reverse past occurrences to avoid World War III.
If the name is familiar to you, John David is the son of Denzel and Pauletta Washington; although he would probably prefer being recognized as one of the main cast making up the hit 2015-2019 HBO comedy series “Ballers.” As a serious actor, John David, received the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globe nominations for his role in Spike Lee’s 2018 crime movie BlacKkKlansman.
As for Robert Pattinson, it’s been reported that Christoper Nolan had let slip some important information about the Twilight actor’s role in the Tenet. Having done so, naturally stirred excitement among spy movie lovers. Nolan said Pattinson’s character is called Neil, who is in partnership with Washington’s The Protagonist in Tenet’s unusual espionage operations. Neil however as Nolan describes the character, is somewhat a bit of a rascal.