November 27, 2019

Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' Is Getting an IMAX Preview

Like The Dark Knight  and Dunkirk before it, Christopher Nolan's Tenet is getting a teaser prologue coming soon to IMAX screens. 

Blame Christopher Nolan for our current obsession with IMAX.

The filmmaker helped pioneer the format for more commercial filmmaking purposes when he decided to film portions of The Dark Knight exclusively with IMAX.

In 2007, that sequel famously previewed its opening scene to audiences as a teaser of sorts, which was a marketing master stroke that Nolan has replicated for many of his subsequent films.

His latest movie, the time-centric Tenet -- where things and people move backward and forward through time, in real-time -- is getting its own IMAX prologue. 

TrailerTrack reported Wednesday that fans can except to get a closer look at Nolan's upcoming blockbuster in 70mm, as an extended prologue sequence was just rated by the MPAA.

In what should come as a surprise to no one who has followed the marketing campaigns for Christopher Nolan’s films, our next look at the filmmaker’s top-secret Tenet is set to be with us very soon. Following a tradition established with The Dark Knight back in 2007 to highlight its first-time fiction feature use of IMAX cameras, an extended prologue sequence for the film has been rated PG-13. No word yet on the prologue's runtime, but Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises' prologue showcases ran roughly eight to ten minutes in length. 

Tenet, which stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, centers on espionage and has elements of time manipulation in it. Sort of Inception meets Memento, with Nolan reportedly relying on plenty of in-camera tricks to show the unique ways time behaves in his film.

When can you see Tenet's prologue? TrailerTrack guesses that it will likely be attached to IMAX screenings of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Remember, Dunkirk previewed its footage with 2016's Rogue One.

But you can see the whole movie when Tenet hits theaters July 17, 2020.      

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