‘Tenet’ Behind the Scenes Video: Big Stunts and Crashing a 747 to Make Christopher Nolan’s New Epic

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An almost 10-minute behind the scenes featurette has been released for Tenet, the eleventh film from Inception, Interstellar and Dunkirk filmmaker Christopher Nolan.

The exciting marketing piece covers quite a bit of ground in a small running time, with talking points from Nolan, some of the crew, and the cast including John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki and Kenneth Branagh. That you must see it in the cinema is, understandably, a key drive in the featurette, as Warner Bros. is no doubt well aware that Tenet is the first major feature hitting theatres in a number of markets.

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Among the goodies offered up below is a look at Washington going all-in on the stunt side of things, the actor choosing to do as much as possible. There’s also a spotlight on the practical elements of the film.  “Our method of visual effects is, try and do everything without them,” says production designer Nathan Crowley. Indeed, they used hundreds of extras, filmed on location across seven countries, shut down 8 kilometres of a freeway, and crashed an actual Boeing 747 into a set-up building. “It feels very, very real… essentially because it is real!” laughs Pattinson.

Tenet hits Australia cinemas (exc. Victoria) on August 27th and is released in the US on September 3rd.

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. Not time travel. Inversion.

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