‘Tenet’: New trailer drops clues about Nolan’s ‘time inversion’ plot

The trailer ends with a promising note: ‘Coming to theatres’

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The second trailer of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is out. Following up on what was revealed in the first trailer, John David Washington’s character is put on a mission to ‘prevent World War III’. And it looks like Robert Pattinson is in with him on this action-packed mission.

The new trailer gives clarity to the fact the film is based on ‘time inversion’, and not time travel. “You’re not shooting the bullet. You’re catching it,” Clémence Poésy’s scientist character tells Washington.

We also catch a glimpse of Bollywood actress Dimple Kapadia who shares information about the significance of Tenet: “There are people in the future who need us, who need Tenet.”

The trailer ends with a promising note: ‘Coming to theatres’.

Speaking about Tenet in December last year, Nolan called it the most ambitious movie he has ever made. The 49-year-old filmmaker said the project, which he also produces alongside his frequent collaborator Emma Thomas, has been mounted on a scale that is "certainly the biggest in terms of international reach".

"We shot in seven countries, all over the place, with a massive cast and huge set pieces. There's no question, it's the most ambitious film we've made," Nolan added.

Though the plot details have kept under wraps by the studio Warner Bros, Nolan said is an espionage thriller that spans several countries. "We're jumping off from the point of view of an espionage film, but we're going to a number of different places. We're crossing a few different genres in a hopefully exciting and fresh way," Nolan told Entertainment Weekly.

The film also features Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh among others.