Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Tenet is doubtlessly an anticipated one for his fanbase.
A few lucky IMAX employees have already managed to see the spy movie and have passionate opinions regarding Nolan’s latest work.
“Several people at IMAX were involved with Tenet at the post-production phase,” said IMAX CEO Rich Gelfond in an article for Deadline, “Their reaction was, ‘Oh my God – I forgot how great it was to be in a movie.’ Tenet is just a beautifully filmed, beautifully made, wonderful movie. … It wasn’t just one person, at one age. It was a number of IMAX employees who spontaneously said that to me.”
But why were IMAX employees granted an early screening? Well, it’s simple. Tenet was shot entirely with IMAX equipment and the bond between the company and the film ensured that employees were treated to the film before we got to see it.
Previously, director Christopher Nolan is a big fan of IMAX. In a 2012 interview with the Director’s Guild of America, he stated that “I think IMAX is the best film format that was ever invented. It’s the gold standard and what any other technology has to match up to, but none have, in my opinion.” The British-born filmmaker has used IMAX in many of his previous films, with Tenet being the latest, shot in 35mm and 70mm.
The plot of the film follows an operative of the organization Tenet as he strives to prevent World War III. It stars John David Washington as the main character literally called ‘Protagonist’ and future Batman Robert Pattinson. Given the prolific nature of the film and its beloved director, much of the details remain secret.
Tenet has been postponed thrice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. It’s scheduled for release in the UK on August 26, 2020 and the US on September 3, 2020.
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