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Christopher Nolan Bought a Real Boeing 747 Plane To Blow Up For 'Tenet'

Christopher Nolan Bought a Real Boeing 747 Plane To Blow Up For 'Tenet'

Christopher Nolan is leaving some special effects out of his upcoming movie, Tenet.

In an interview with Total Film magazine, the filmmaker revealed that he skipped over effects and bought a real Boeing 747 plane only to blow it up in one of the key sequences in the movie.

“I planned to do it using miniatures and set-piece builds and a combination of visual effects and all the rest,” he shared. “However, while scouting for locations in Victorville, California, the team discovered a massive array of old planes.”

Christopher continued that after running the numbers, buying the plane was just most cost effective.

“[It was] actually be more efficient to buy a real plane of the real size, and perform this sequence for real in camera, rather than build miniatures or go the CG route,” he added.

“It’s a strange thing to talk about – a kind of impulse buying, I suppose,” Christopher went on. “But we kind of did, and it worked very well, with Scott Fisher, our special-effects supervisor, and Nathan Crowley, the production designer, figuring out how to pull off this big sequence in camera. It was a very exciting thing to be a part of.”

If you missed the first trailer for the film, which stars Robert Pattinson and John David Washington, check it out on now!

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