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Christopher Nolan’s Cinematic ‘Tenet’

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(Christopher Nolan and Kenneth Branagh on the set of ‘Dunkirk.’ Photo courtesy of ABC News)

Breaking News:

Details have been scare — no surprise — yet a few golden nuggets of information have just been revealed about Christopher Nolan’s forthcoming cinematic mind-bender. The film will be titled ‘Tenet’ and, according to the Hollywood Reporter, will have an intriguing premise from the writer and director famous for his imaginative stories filmed with innovative large-scale practical effects (‘Inception,’ ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Dark Knight Trilogy,’ ‘The Prestige’). 

“…is described as an action epic evolving from the world of international espionage.

Tenet is being filmed in seven countries, using a mix of Imax and 70mm film.” 

Yes, yes and YES!

Mr. Nolan is producing with his wife and longtime producing partner Emma Thomas and joining forces with Warner Bros. Pictures once again for this epic film centered on international espionage. Surely, there will be a twist (or two) in the story as well as a twist in the filmmaking process involving practical effects that will take the story — and cinema — to the next level.

The cast, of course, features the great Michael Caine. The rest of the cast includes several rising stars:

  • John David Washington
  • Robert Pattinson
  • Elizabeth Debicki
  • Kenneth Branagh
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson
  • Dimple Kapadia
  • Clémence Poésy

One notable absence from this announcement is a longtime friend and musical collaborator, Hans Zimmer. Reportedly, the film’s score will be brought to life by 34-year-old Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson (‘Creed,’ ‘Creed II,’ ‘Venom’).

Robert Pattinson, one of the movie’s lead actors, previously stated the following about the film last month in an interview, which was covered by AZ Central (Part of USA TODAY).

“Like, I’m doing a big movie with Christopher Nolan after this. It’s the craziest thing I’ve seen in years. It’s the length of three movies.”

The length of three movies, huh? Well, I guess I’ll splurge on the large soda for a prime-time sugar rush for opening night on July 17, 2020.

When do the IMAX tickets go on sale?

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Happy Monday!

James Bond is returning for his 25th cinematic adventure, which will be the fifth and final film for Daniel Craig as 007. His portrayal has been widely considered one of the best (if not the best) as the iconic British secret agent brought to the world by Ian Fleming. While the title is still unknown, the cast has been revealed:

Daniel Craig, Rami Malek (villain), Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ana de Armas, Billy Magnussen, Jeffrey Wright, Lashana Lynch, Rory Kinnear, David, Dencik.

Here are Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and director Cary Fukunaga discussing James Bond.

‘Casino Royale’ => ‘Quantum of Solace’ => ‘Skyfall’ => ‘Spectre’ => ?

What’s the title pattern? Is there a pattern? Lots of questions fit for a spy involving ‘Bond 25.’ Perhaps that’s the way it should be right now.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

Happy Monday!

Tom Cruise has taken his stunt work to dizzying new heights.

The following video that was recently released online documents the extensive and difficult development of an insane movie stunt for Mission: Impossible – Fallout. While the action flick does not hit theaters until July 27, it’s not too early to get excited about all the practical effects and practical stunts that were used in this exciting new film.

Here’s Tom Cruise falling jumping out of an airplane in the most Tom Cruise way possible.

This movie is going to be something pretty incredible, if only for the stunts alone.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

The Future (and Past?) Will Be Wyld

It’s officially happening!

27 years removed from Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Alex Winter and  Keanu Reeves–Bill and Ted, respectively–are returning to the iconic characters for the third chapter in their time-traveling adventure journey awesomeness. Hopefully, nostalgic B-movie magic from the ’80s and ’90s is on the way with the original title characters, along with the original sequel writers and a talented director.

If done correctly, this new sequel could be something special. Sadly, George Carlin is not here to reprise his critical and funny portrayal as Rufus. Major bummer. How will they handle this? While perhaps an overstatement, the way in which the filmmaking team deals with curious George’s death from a decade ago could be a signal as to whether this new story will work on a level beyond the obvious. The other key factor to watch for is if Bill & Ted 3 is an extension of the original two films or if it’s a caricature of the original two films.

This kind of stuff will determine if Bill & Ted 3 will be excellent or bogus.

P.S. Jimmy’s Daily Planet is proud to have been following this developing story for some time…