“We were all talking about our love of seeing new trailers in a THEATER and how sad we were that we can’t do that right now – but how maybe this could be the next best thing,” tweeted its creative director Donald Mustard.
Nolan’s previous films include Inception, Interstellar and the Oscar-winning World War II film Dunkirk.
He also directed the three films in the so-called Dark Knight trilogy – Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
According to Tenet’s distributor Warner Bros, his new film is “an action epic evolving from the world of international espionage”.
Its stars include John David Washington from Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, Twilight’s Robert Pattinson and Sir Kenneth Branagh.
According to the new trailer, Sir Kenneth – who also appeared in Dunkirk – plays a “Russian national” who can “communicate with the future”.
The trailer sees a character use the word “inversion” alongside scenes in which events appear to play out in reverse.
The trailer features a car chase in which vehicles move both backwards and forwards, close-combat fights and shots of a plane crashing into a hangar.
“This reversing of the flow of time,” Washington’s character is heard saying. “Doesn’t us being here now mean it never happened?”