Tenet, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, has become the most important movie of 2020 – and whether Christopher Nolan’s new film can be a hit at the international box office when it opens on August 26. will be a sign of whether or not other studio films will hit theaters this year. Now, in a new interview with The Irish Times, many of the film’s stars and its producers have opened up about the challenges of the scene.
Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan’s film producer (and also his wife), told The Irish Times that Tenet was their most ambitious film, though there was always a temptation to be smaller than bigger. “For every movie, we have the same conversation,” she said. “Are we going to do a little thing this time? In a world where studios are increasingly risk-averse, we̵7;re lucky that every movie we’ve made has been a success. So we are. continue to make use of the last movie. “
Thomas also said that while previous Nolan movies often had a scene they knew would be difficult (citing the hospital blast from The Dark Knight), Tenet did have some scenes. “With Tenet, it feels like every time we do one of those big things, you relax for 5 minutes and then look at the scheduled schedule for the next week and then another,” she said.
Robert Pattinson – who starred in the film and gave some of Hollywood’s all-time best interviews – remembers how tough some action scenes were while filming, referring to a particular driving scene that they filmed very early. “I’m *** ting myself as I’m whipping between cars at 80 miles an hour and Chris is behaving like this is completely normal,” he said.
Pattinson says that he often co-stars with John David Washington, the main character of the series, and since the actor is a former NFL player he is in extremely good shape. “The maximum exercise I usually do is go for a walk,” Pattinson said. “John David can run all day. It’s good that I’ve become quite healthy. But sure, in the beginning, there were days when I couldn’t walk after that.”
He also revealed that Washington had to explain the elements of the conspiracy to him. “Right up until the last week of shooting, I was talking to John David and asked him some pretty basic questions about my character. And John David said: ‘Wait, you didn’t know this. star?’ But it’s complicated! You’re not just stories. “
Kenneth Branagh, meanwhile, plays the antagonist of the film, whom he says is “darker than anything (he) ever played.” According to Branagh, Nolan told him to turn the character “ceaselessly evil”. He also said that there were two scenes he filmed where he wasn’t really sure what was going on – the first time that happened in his career.
Tenet will have a limited release in the US on September 3 in select markets, if all goes as planned.