Here’s hoping they filmed it in one take.
Christopher Nolan recently crashed an actual Boeing 747 while shooting his upcoming spy thriller “Tenet” because it was reportedly easier than computer generated effects.
“It was a very exciting thing to be a part of,” the “Dark Knight” director, 49, tells Total Film of the thrilling sequence, which involves a jet plowing into an airplane hanger.
Nolan had originally planned to use miniatures and visual effects to achieve the high-flying feat but changed his mind after discovering some old planes while location scouting in Victorville, California.
After running the numbers he decided “it would actually be more efficient to buy a real plane of the real size, and perform this sequence for real in camera.”
“It’s a strange thing to talk about — a kind of impulse buying, I suppose,” the inventive auteur muses.
Suffice to say, the film’s actors were floored by the ballsy stunt.
“It’s so bold to the point of ridiculousness,” says “Tenet” star — and pasta chef — Robert Pattinson, 34, who remembers thinking “How many more times is this even going to be happening in a film at all?”
The trailer even alludes to the insane behind-the-scenes feat in the scene where 35-year-old co-star John David Washington’s unnamed “protagonist” asks Pattinson’s character, “You want to crash a plane?”
The “Twilight” actor replies, “Well, not from the air. Don’t be so dramatic.”
No word yet on who, or what, piloted the plane into the hangar. Just be grateful Nolan’s not shooting one of those apocalyptic asteroid movies.
“Tenet” is slated to be released in theaters on July 17, 2020. Nolan has insisted on an ambitious theatrical release, even as movie houses remain closed under lockdown orders.