Tenet: Christopher Nolan On Upending the Expectations of the Spy Genre

The movie industry is in flux right now but if there is one movie all eyes are on right now it's Tenet. It was always going to be a big movie, Christopher Nolan movies always are, but right now people are wondering if this is going to be the movie to restart the entire industry. Theaters have been more or less closed since March and we haven't seen a major release since Onward or Bloodshot. At the moment, this looks like the first big one out the gate. That's a lot for any movie to handle and even more so for one as ambitious as Tenet. We got a new trailer the other day and now Total Film has a new interview with Nolan where he talks about taking the audience on a ride they aren't expecting.

"It's a film of great ambition and great scale that takes a genre, namely the spy film, and tries to take it into some new territory, and tries to take the audience on a ride they might not have had before, and might not be expecting," says Nolan.

Copyright: ©2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  Photo Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon  Caption: (L-r) ROBERT PATTINSON and JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON in Warner Bros. Pictures' action epic "TENET," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Copyright: ©2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Photo Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon
Caption: (L-r) ROBERT PATTINSON and JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON in Warner Bros. Pictures' action epic "TENET," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Nolan goes on to say that while he is looking forward to giving the audience this incredible ride they are also looking to bring something new. Tenet is a spy movie but Nolan is always looking to bring something new to his movies and this one is no exception.

"We're looking at first and foremost giving the audience an incredible ride in the spy movie genre, but using the audience's facility with following the conventions of that genre to push it into some interesting and unexpected territory," adds Nolan.

Right now, Tenet is still set to make its July 17th release date but that is going to depend on a lot of factors and the big one will be Los Angelas and New York City. If those two cities aren't showing movies there us a decent chance that Hollywood won't open without those markets. We'll have to see though but this writer really misses going to the movies and the theater experience.

Tenet, directed by Christopher Nolan, stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh. It will be released on July 17, 2020.

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