Christopher Nolan’s Tenet Rerelease Bringing Exclusive Dune Sequel Footage To Theaters



  • Exclusive footage from Dune: Part Two will be presented during special IMAX screenings of Tenet beginning on Friday, February 23.
  • The Tenet screenings, which include the Dune sequel’s sneak peek, will last for one week only.
  • Denis Villeneuve and Christopher Nolan have both praised the IMAX format and shot sequences of their respective films specifically for IMAX screens.

“Long live the fighters!” Finally, after three long years and those seemingly endless delays thanks to the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strikes, Dune: Part Two is just over a month away from beginning its theatrical release. And fans can catch a sneak peek of the sequel to Dune one week before it drops in cinemas. Christopher Nolan made the announcement today in a statement (per Entertainment Weekly):

“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.”

Nolan’s Tenet will return to theaters for a special one-week engagement beginning on Friday, February 23. The 2020 movie will be screened in 70mm IMAX, IMAX digital and 70mm IMAX, and the rerelease will include “exclusive footage” from director Denis Villeneuve’s Dune sequel. And fans can check out the Tenet rerelease trailer below:

Related: Dune: Part 2 Cast & Character Guide

Dune: Part Two Special Sneak Peek

Back in December of 2012, a special nine-minute sneak peek of the fan-favorite Star Trek Into Darkness was presented before IMAX screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to promote J.J. Abrams’ 2013 sci-fi sequel. Unfortunately, the statement released by Christopher Nolan about Dune: Part Two doesn’t include how long the “exclusive footage” will be. But director Denis Villeneuve promises the Dune sequel will be an IMAX-worthy experience. Villeneuve said (per EW):

“As an audience member, I have always valued Chris’ [Nolan] forward thinking when it comes to shooting on film and especially in large formats. 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.

Working with the IMAX format was the only way to capture the experience of Arrakis, Giedi Prime, and the Imperium for audiences. 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 special Tenet screenings with Dune: Part Two footage will drop in theaters on Friday, February 23 for one week only. And the Dune sequel begins its theatrical run on Friday, March 1. Plus, fans can check out the latest trailer for Dune: Part Two below:



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