Dark Knight And Inception Director Shows Off Trailer For His Next Film In Fortnite

 nintendolife.com  05/22/2020 10:45:00   Damien McFerran

This was "the next best thing" to showing it in a cinema

Tenet© Warner Bros.

Christopher Nolan, the acclaimed director of The Dark Knight movie series, Inception, Dunkirk and Interstellar, has used Fortnite's pacifist-friendly Party Royale mode to show off the latest trailer for this next movie, Tenet.

This is kind of a big deal because Tenet is expected to be one of the year's biggest releases and the initial teaser trailer from late last year gave very little away in terms of plot.

The trailer shown in Fortnite fixed that to a degree; while there's still a lot of detail to fill in, but we now know that the story focuses on the ability to reverse time and how this ability can be used to save the world from destruction.

The cast includes the likes of John David Washington, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh and Robert Pattinson, the latter of whom will be taking on the role of Batman soon, which is a neat 'circle of life' moment when you consider how much Nolan did to revive the cinematic fortunes of that character.

According to Epic's excellently-named Donald Mustard, Nolan himself suggested the event:

The idea of debuting the TENET trailer came from a phone call with Christopher Nolan. We were all talking about our love of seeing new trailers in a THEATER and how sad we were that we can’t do that right now - but how maybe this could be the next best thing. Hope you love it!

You can watch the trailer below, as well as footage of it appearing in Fortnite.

This isn't the first time that Fortnite's massive built-in audience has made it the perfect platform for big reveals. We've seen music stars hold entire concerts in the game, and last year, footage from the Star Wars movie The Rise of Skywalker was shown off to Fortnite players.

Interestingly, it has also been revealed that an entire Nolan movie will be screened in the game in the near future, although it hasn't been confirmed which it will be.

[source gonintendo.com]

About Damien McFerran

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Comments (26)

@6ch6ris6 Oh, I think he has plenty of competition for that title. But to each his own.

UmbreonsPapa

On the subject of how people feel about Nolan and his work or any director for that matter, it ultimately comes down to taste and preferences. I think he's a fine director. I don't care for everything he's done. But that isn't necessarily a commentary on his filmmaking ability in general.

nessisonett

Oh lord I hate Nolan’s movies, the only one I can stick is Memento. Him showing off his movie in Fortnite just reinforces my belief that all his talent dried up many years ago.

johnvboy

@Kochambra,

Kenneth said there was a small amount of people who felt that way, did you not read the quote?, my post was not directed at you on a personal level, the mass majority seem Nolan as a very good director, but I Kenneth was getting at the fact there will always a small minority of people that will be determined not to like something that's popular, movie reviews are a perfect case in point, get a top reviewed movie and there will always be a few rouge reviews that state all the others are wrong, it does make sense as another glowing review in a sea of them will not stand out, perfect way for the critic to gain a few clicks and some attention.

johnvboy

@nessisonett ,

That does not mean they are no good, it just means you do not like them personally, I love them as many others do, he and David fincher are two of the best working in Hollywood right now.

commentlife

The man sure does know how to make a good stoner flick. Although, some of my favourite Nolan pictures were written with his brother Jonathan (Memento, the Batman’s, Interstellar), who brought us the fabulous Westworld on HBO. Now I wonder how much of the DNA of those films is actually the brother. That show kind of combines the non-linearity of Memento with the brain-bending scifi of Interstellar. Good stuff.

johnvboy

@commentlife,

Interstellar is a very good movie that tends to get overlooked in these discussions, and nobody would ever suggest it's all the directors vision up there on the screen.

RPGamer

What’s a fortnite

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