Christopher Nolan says Tenet is his most ambitious movie

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 December 2019
Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan

London-born director Christopher Nolan has admitted that his new movie 'Tenet' is the most ambitious "large-scale production" of his career

Christopher Nolan's new movie 'Tenet' is the most ambitious of his career.

The acclaimed movie-maker is busily working on the upcoming action thriller – which will star the likes of John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Clemence Poesy – and he's now teased details of the new project.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the 49-year-old director – whose previous credits include 'Dunkirk' and 'Inception' – explained: "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."

Meanwhile, Robert Pattinson recently said he was "locked in a room" to read the script for the new film before handing it back.

The 'Twilight' star explained that he was "sworn to secrecy" about the upcoming project.

He said: "I got locked in a room to read the script – I don't have it myself, I've been a little wary of doing big movies for years and years, but there's just something about Chris Nolan's stuff.

"He seems like the only director now who can do what is essentially a very personal, independent movie that has huge scale. I read the script and it's unreal."


  • 4 stars
  • 2020
  • UK / US
  • 2h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Himesh Patel, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh
  • UK release: 26 August 2020

John David Washington is the new Protagonist in Christopher Nolan's original sci-fi action spectacle 'Tenet.' 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…