The second trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet lets us know that it isn’t time travel — it’s something called inversion.
John David Washington is the new Protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle Tenet.
Armed with only one word — Tenet — and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.
What we speculated was time travel in the first trailer — which gave us only hints of it among its focus on worldwide espionage — turns out instead to be something called inversion.
In typical Christopher Nolan fashion, that doesn’t get fully explained, but from what we do get to see, it’s sure to be something truly spectacular.
Check out the second trailer for Tenet below!
Joining John David Washington in Tenet is an international cast that also includes Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, with Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.
Christopher Nolan wrote and directed the film, and used a mixture of IMAX® and 70mm film to bring the story to the screen. Tenet is produced by Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, with Thomas Hayslip serving as executive producer.
Nolan’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Jennifer Lame, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland, visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson, and special effects supervisor Scott Fisher. The score is composed by Ludwig Göransson.
Tenet was filmed on location across seven countries.
With many of the theaters in the U.S. and worldwide still shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s currently uncertain as to whether Tenet will be released on its original date of July 17th.
While all the official marketing materials — and the official Twitter account — still list that date, the trailer itself doesn’t list a release date, so it looks like we’ll have to wait and see.