This Is What We Know
The word Tenet means ‘a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy‘. But we also know that Tenet is a palindrome. Or ‘a word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward’. But what makes this film unique is it’s the first foray for Nolan in the Spy genre. And as Denis Villeneuve created a Palindrome film in Arrival, so, too, could Christopher Nolan.
Maybe that’s why the budget is a reportedly $225 Million for a non-comic book film. Just today we saw a video of cars driving backward, albeit, slowly, on the highway in Russia while pedestrians moved forward at a normal pace. And we also know that this spy-thriller will have some intense action with a Tank crashing into a Tram. But the Plot or what is actually happening during the film is still wildly unknown. That is until I got word on a new scene from a source that was involved with the production.
The New Scene
My speculation is Tenet’s plot may be just as important as the definition of the word itself. Either someone will have the power to use time, ala Dr. Manhattan, just without the other powers. Or people may gain that ability with their new belief. But this is still a spy-thriller. And the new details from my source involve a scene in an abandoned concert hall (which was revamped) with a full theater. The audience is a modern crowd and dressed smart-casual that include dresses, but not ball gowns.
During this scene, terrorist burst into the venue and release sleeping gas to put the audience asleep. Think Joker in The Dark Knight Returns where he closes off a live-audience from escaping while his joker toxin kills everyone. I imagine that these terrorists would be wearing gas masks to serve two purposes. Prevent their exposure to the gas as well as hid who they really are. But maybe Nolan is paying homage to the Bond and Mission Impossible series’ respectfully. Both franchises have several films that involve some operatic event where the hero must prevent an audience from being destroyed by the villain. Check back soon for more details as filming continues.
Tenet is an upcoming action thriller film written, directed, and produced by Christopher Nolan. It stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh. It is scheduled to be released on July 17, 2020, by Warner Bros.