Christopher Nolan's “Tenet” Returning to IMAX Screens for Limited Time: 'Way It Was Intended'

The 'Tenet' limited-time re-release will feature an exclusive sneak peek at 'Dune: Part Two'

Christopher Nolan's Tenet is getting another chance on the big screen.

The 2020 action film, which had its theatrical release somewhat interrupted by COVID shutdowns at the time, is returning to IMAX and 70mm format screens for one week only, starting Feb. 23.

The limited-time Tenet re-release will include exclusive footage from Dune: Part Two, which rolls out in theaters March 1.

Writer-director Nolan, 53, said in a statement Thursday, "Seeing the way audiences responded to our large format presentations of Oppenheimer, I’m thrilled that Warner Bros. is giving audiences a chance to see Tenet the way it was intended to be seen, on the largest IMAX and large-format film screens, and I’m honored to have our movie warm up the film projectors for Denis’ jaw-dropping Dune: Part Two."

Dune: Part Two director Denis Villeneuve added that he has "always valued Chris’s forward thinking when it comes to shooting on film and especially in large formats."

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"As directors, we are completely in sync; on Dune, we shot several sequences for IMAX, and I simply loved it, so for Dune: Part Two we pushed it to 100 percent of the movie," he added of the sequel, which stars Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya.

<p>Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. </p> Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya in "Dune: Part Two"

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Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya in "Dune: Part Two"

"Working with the IMAX format was the only way to capture the experience of Arrakis, Giedi Prime and the Imperium for audiences," said Villeneuve. "That is why I am just as eager to see Tenet again, but now in 70mm IMAX, the way they filmed it, to fully appreciate his vision for this incredible film."

The cast of Tenet also includes Elizabeth Debicki, Himesh Patel, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.

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<p>Everett</p> Robert Pattinson and John David Washington in "Tenet" (2020)


Robert Pattinson and John David Washington in "Tenet" (2020)

Nolan's Oppenheimer set IMAX records last year, and earlier this week it earned the most Oscar nominations of the year with 13 total, including Best Picture.

"I grew up loving Hollywood movies and believing studio filmmaking can take on anything," Nolan told the Associated Press after the Academy Award nominations. "Seeing audiences respond to that this summer was incredibly thrilling, and getting this kind of recognition from the Academy, I don’t know what to say, really. It certainly confirms our faith in what studio filmmaking can be."

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