While Christopher Nolan’s latest blockbuster Tenet is one of the most anticipated films of the year, there is still plenty of intrigue surrounding the title as the director loves to keep his projects a mystery, even from his actors.
However, in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, one of the stars of Tenet, Robert Pattinson, has teased that the film consistently morphs between different genres in such a way that it becomes a “magic trick.”
“You really think it’s going to be a particular type of genre,” Pattinson said. “Then it expands into something else and you’re like, ‘Oh, okay, this is kind of where we’re at.’ Then it just completely morphs into an entirely different genre, which is very, very unexpected. My first impression was it seems like the greatest plate-spinning trick you’ve ever seen. It’s putting another plate spinning and another and another and another to the point where it gets really impressive and then it just sort of gets frightening. It becomes a magic trick, this feat of engineering, the script.”
“When I first read it, I was just kind of amazed by the ingenuity of the writing,” Pattinson explained. “Then, just to think, like, how the f— are they going to make this into an actual movie? Just the basic premise of certain scenes are so complicated to even understand in your mind, the idea of actually shooting them seemed totally impossible. Luckily, I didn’t have to plan it at all. I just had to turn up.”
Unfortunately, fans are going to have to wait a short while longer to watch Tenet as the film’s theatrical debut was recently delayed by two weeks from July 17th to 31st July. However, whether or not there will be another delay currently remains to be seen.
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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.
Tenet sees Christopher Nolan directing a cast that includes John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh.