Estonia Braces for Huge Christopher Nolan Shoot, ‘Tenet’ Reportedly His Priciest Original Film

IndieWire | 7/17/2020 | Staff
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One of the earliest rumors that circulated about Christopher Nolan’s 2020 movie “Tenet” referred to the project as a “massive, innovative, action blockbuster,” and that seems to be correct considering the reported budget of the film is in the $225 million range. Nolan is gearing up to shoot part of the project in Estonia and Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) first reported the budget number. Estonian finance minister Martin Helme is eager to provide the film with around $5.6 million in funding through the Film Estonia film fund as production is expected to boost the local economy.

“Estonia stands to win a lot,” Helme told ERR about Nolan coming to film in the country. “On one hand, part of the support paid out will make it back into the state’s coffers as taxes, and on the other there is work and revenue for different sectors, from the film industry right down to the caterers.”

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ERR reports the part of the budget portioned for the Estonia film shoot is estimated in the $18.5 million range. Government officials have already announced road closures will be in effect for a 24-hour period on the last day of June due to filming. A majority of the Pärnu Highway will be shut down. ERR says Nolan and lead actors John David Washington and Robert Pattinson have already arrived in the capital of Tallinn ahead of the production start.

Warner Bros. confirmed in May that “Tenet” would be filming in...
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