Production is set to get under way on Christopher Nolan's new film Tenet - and the cast is looking very promising indeed.
Of course, just because a film has a star-studded cast, doesn't mean it is going to be good. However, when a film is directed by Christopher Nolan and the cast is as big-time as this, then you can't help but think it's worth getting excited about.
Christopher Nolan is presiding over a stellar cast for his next production. Credit: PA
John David Washington will be the star while Aaron Taylor-Johnson of Kick-Ass fame will support in the film alongside Twilight's Robert Pattinson. They will be joined by iconic British actors Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.
Clémence Poésy, Dimple Kapadia and Elizabeth Debicki have also been cast in the film.
The action movie will revolve around the ever-popular theme of international espionage and Nolan also penned the screenplay.
The aligning of the above stars in the galaxy of international espionage does sound like a tantalising prospect, though we will have to wait until 17 July 2020 for it to hit the big screen, according to Variety.
Obviously, we'd like to watch it tomorrow, but the film is being shot across seven different countries and these things take time.
Michael Caine will star in Tenet. Credit: PA
Nolan will be assisted in producing the movie by his wife Emma, while Thomas Hayslip is serving as executive producer.
Beyond that, details about the film are quite sparse, however, we know from Nolan's back catalogue that his projects tend to be worth getting worked up about. The 48-year-old sat in the director's chair for huge hits such as Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk and The Dark Knight trilogy.
Across these films, he has earned a reputation for himself as a master of subtlety and deeper meaning.
A great example of this occurred The Dark Knight Rises, in which the director appeared to pay tribute to the late Heath Ledger.
It seems safe to say this is Christopher Nolan's way of paying tribute to Heath Ledger. Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures
You may recall the scene where the Batman statue is unveiled, which at surface level seems to be all about paying tribute to the pointy-masked superhero. But as the camera pans from the balcony above, offering a bird's eye view of the unveiling below, the congregation form a familiar shape.
Two blocks of onlookers form a pair of eyes, the statue in the middle a nose, and the curved rows below form a smile; this is, of course, the smile of The Joker.
Just a year and a bit now to see what Nolan has up his sleeve for Tenet...
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