Christopher Nolan Pulls Back the Curtain on His "Most Ambitious Film" Ever 'Tenet'

The movie stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Dec 18, 2019

So far, we haven't known much about Christopher Nolan's upcoming film Tenet, but the director is finally opening up a bit about his next project, as well as giving us some first-look images.

The movie — Nolan's 11th feature film — is described as "an action epic from the world of international espionage," and it features a stacked cast that includes John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

We now have some images to go along with the cryptic project courtesy of EW. As you can see, they don't reveal a ton, but show Washington and Pattinson looking all crisp in one, while the other finds Washington and Debicki on a motorboat.

Nolan spoke a bit about the project as well, telling EW, Washington is "very much the hero" in Tenet.

"He's a massively talented actor and physically gifted," said Nolan. "He's an athlete and pretty hard for anybody to keep up with, including the different vehicles we shot him from — cars and helicopters. [Laughs] This guy moves."

And while Nolan didn't really give us any plot details, he did add this about the production:

We're jumping off from the point of view of an espionage film, but we're going to a number of different places. We're crossing a few different genres in a hopefully exciting and fresh way. [Producer] Emma [Thomas] and I have put together a lot of large-scale productions, but this is certainly the biggest in terms of international reach. We shot in seven countries, all over the place, with a massive cast and huge set pieces. There's no question, it's the most ambitious film we've made.

Tenet is slated to arrive in theatres on July 17.

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