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A new behind the scenes featurette for the high-anticipated Christopher Nolan film Tenet gives a better glimpse of what audiences are in store for while also making a case for why the movie will not be among the titles that go straight to premium VOD or streaming.
Nearly 10 minutes long, the video, which dropped Wednesday on the Warner Bros. YouTube page shows some new footage along with cast and crew interviews.
And while the video does not specifically mention VOD, the feature makes clear why Nolan and Warner Bros. did not budge on the decision to have a theatrical release despite the pandemic.
“The film deals with this concept of inversion, which is the idea that the entropy of an object or person could be reversed,” Nolan explains. “It’s very much cinematic. It’s something that you have to see on the screen to fully engage with.”
In another section of the feature, the actors and crew talk about the experience and importance of filming with Imax cameras. “At this point, they’re sort of the workhorse for us, which is really funny because when we first started shooting with them [The Dark Knight], it was such a big deal,” said producer Emma Thomas.
Star Robert Pattinson also talked about the cameras. “It’s such an imposing camera. It feels very important when you’re shooting something on the Imax. It’s the biggest movie that anyone has ever done — ever.”
The feature also highlights Nolan’s insistence on in-camera effects and filming locations that span the globe.
“With Tenet, I’m hoping to really give the audience a reason for reproaching action cinema so they get some of that sense of excitement that I had when I was a kid watching my first spy movie,” Nolan said.
Tenet opens Wednesday in a number of international markets and in select U.S. theaters beginning Sept. 3.
Watch the featurette below.
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