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Christopher Nolan crushed actual plane for his upcoming Movie Tenet

Because it was ‘more efficient’ than CGI


Christopher Nolan is arguably one of the best director in the world right now. Perhaps there is no greater example of this devotion than the fact that Nolan bought and crashed a real-life 747 jet plane into a hangar for the upcoming movie Tenet

In an interview with Total Film magazine, director Nolan said: “I planned to do it using miniatures and set-piece builds and a combination of visual effects and all the rest. However, while scouting for locations in Victorville, California, the team discovered a massive array of old planes.”

“We started to run the numbers … It became apparent that it would be more efficient to buy a real plane of the real size, and perform this sequence for real in the camera, rather than build miniatures or go the CG route.”

One of the lead actors of the upcoming film, Robert Pattinson, is also glad he was able to witness a stunt so bold it might never be replicated again.

The film’s star Robert Pattinson also couldn’t believe a real plane was being used. “You wouldn’t have thought there was any reality where you would be doing a scene where they just have an actual 747 to blow up!” he said.

“It’s so bold to the point of ridiculousness… I remember, as we were shooting it, I was thinking, ‘How many more times is this even going to be happening in a film at all?'”

Tenet is supposed to release onto big screens July 17 — though that release date has been removed from the latest trailer. 


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