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Christopher Nolan’s Tenet Reportedly Cost Over $200 Million

January 10, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Tenet Robert Pattinson John David Washington

Christopher Nolan’s new film Tenet is one of the year’s most anticipated films, and it has a budget to match. Collider reports that the time-twisting sci-fi espionage thriller has a budget north of $200 million, not including marketing costs. The outlet did some investigating after Variety pegged the film at an estimated $225 million and found that it is in that ballpark, with sources indicating that it cost around $205 million. Variety has since amended their report to that number.

Nolan is quite used to working on films with pressure to deliver due to their expansive budgets, of course. The Dark Knight Rises cost $250 million and The Dark Knight ran $185 million, while his original films Inception and Interstellar had pre-P&A budgets of $160 million and $165 million, respectively. Marketing costs will likely run the total cost of Tenet well up above the $300 million mark.

The film stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Michael Caine, Elizabeth Debicki, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson and opens on July 17th.