Robert Pattinson sings the praises of Christopher Nolan’s script for Tenet as the espionage thriller begins shooting.
The new screenplay from the man behind Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Memento and The Prestige, has been kept under lock and key since being revealed to the principle cast members. Pattinson told USA Today he had sight of it once for an initial read-through. He hasn’t seen it since.
We don’t know much about the film’s plot but its initial press has described it as an international espionage movie. And we know it’ll have the grand scale associated with every Nolan film since his breakout movie, Memento. Indeed, Tenet will utilise a mixture of IMAX® and 70mm film to bring the story to the screen.
The busy Pattinson, who will be seen in new horror movie, The Lighthouse, from The Witch director Robert Eggers and new Netflix historical drama, The King, has recently been rumoured to also be in line for a Batman reboot while persistent hearsay has him re-teaming with Twilight co-star Kirsten Stewart.
And on top of that he’s currently on the big screen in High Life, the new science-fiction drama from French filmmaker Claire Denis. But it’s Nolan’s Tenet that has Pattinson’s fans really excited. In the interview he did recently with USA Today, 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.”
Tenet is slated for release in July, 2020.