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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?

The Wild West of Writing

‘Westworld’ is a television enigma for the modern era, or whenever the show takes place in the 21st-century future.

Aside from Reddit users who routinely dissect each episode with a scalpel, sometimes to the playful annoyance of Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are the head writers, co-creators, and husband and wife duo of the critically-acclaimed HBO-adapted series. There was a moment at Comic-Con between the first and second season of ‘Westworld’ when a fan at a large panel asked Mr. Nolan about “Samurai World,” and the famed screenwriter dryly replied with his eyes staring downward, “Do you want there to be a Samurai World?”

It was all in good fun, of course, as he enjoys the constant conversations Reddit users engage in concerning ‘Westworld.’

Mr. Nolan recently gave insight into his digital relationship with Reddit users, as well venturing into the risky contortion act in moviemaking known as high-level casting from a writer’s perspective with a familial connection.

FYI – There are a couple f-bombs dropped in the following Hollywood Reporter interview 

Jonah Nolan is no joke yet he is a joker in the way fans want him to be as a writer and storyteller.

From Smart to Dumb & Dumber to Smarter

Everyone thinks they know ‘Dumb & Dumber.’ It was an absurdly goofy movie from the ’90s. Case closed.

But that masterpiece was so much more.

Without diving into my veritable dissertation on the aforementioned comedic classic, it’s best to briefly let Jeff Daniels (“Harry Dunne”) give us fresh insight into the very real barriers he faced for wanting to act in…a comedic movie.

In some strange way, we have to be dumb–or perhaps a more polite combination of being humble with an eagerness to learn and try things–before we can genuinely realize if we are indeed smart in some cases.

DC Comics Phones the Home of Steven Spielberg

Did he answer?

The iconic filmmaker is tackling his first DC Comics property, the World War II action-adventure hero Blackhawk.

Spielberg, along with his Amblin Entertainment, will produce Blackhawk for Warner Bros. and is developing it as a directing vehicle, the studio announced Tuesday. The move reteams him with the studio behind his latest tentpole, Ready Player One.

David Koepp, who has worked with Spielberg writing the blockbusters Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, is penning the script.
–Borys Kit, “Steven Spielberg Tackling DC Comics Movie ‘Blackhawk,'” The Hollywood Reporter

DC Comics officially has all bragging rights concerning its cinematic director’s club. Of course, there’s Richard Donner. And now Steven Spielberg. Following the massively successful Ready Player One, Mr. Spielberg will be embracing the superhero genre seen throughout the aforementioned film for the first time in his illustrious filmmaking career.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is not small news. Particularly with the recent struggles for DC’s movies, signing Steven Spielberg is a game-changer.

While I’ve always wanted Mr. Spielberg to direct a new Superman film and/or trilogy with his team at Amblin, he is perfectly suited for the DC Comics character and story based during World War II. Having already tackled this war in a couple different lights, fans of movies and great storytelling–not just DC Comic fans–should be excited.

Steven Spielberg has proven he can do virtual reality motion-capture at a brilliant level, as well as gritty realism whilst subtly interweaving movie magic that hits a crashing crescendo by the end of the third act with a signature-impact that lasts a lifetime.

DC Comics has allied themselves with the right movie director.

P.S. Check out the Amblin logo below. Notice anything ‘super’ about it? 

Amblin Entertainment - LOGO

Just saying.