Yesterday, it became clear that a filming was underway in Oslo and Hollywood star Robert Pattinson, 33, perhaps best known from the "Twilight" films, was observed downtown.
Most likely, the new movie "Tenet" is being recorded.
The reason for these assumptions is that director Christopher Nolan is also observed. "The Tenet" is directed by Christopher Nolan, and Pattinson is one of the actors.
Packed the cases
– Everybody was satisfied and everything went down in terms of production. In addition, we were lucky with the weather. It was top notch, says line producer Per Henry Borch of the production company Truenorth to Dagbladet.
The company arranges for foreign film recordings in Norway, and has previously been involved in films such as "Mission: Impossible – Fallout" and "James Bond 25".
"Several people talked that they should come here more often," he says.
But that's no guarantee. Norway's incentive scheme for foreign film productions is not so favorable that many large productions are missed annually, according to the line producer.
– They do not consider prioritizing Norway to a greater extent when the incentive scheme is so unpredictable, with only an annual deadline for applications. In theory they could have been here for a week, but they want to film where it's favorable. This means that Norway misses a lot, too many people do not consider coming here at all, says Borch
According to Dagbladet's reporter at Tjuvholmen, the area where the recording took place was full of spectators. Photographers and journalists were initially denied entry into the area, which was explained by one in production that they had rented the area and that it was therefore not a public area.
On Thursday morning, the film team was observed at the Oslo roof, TV 2 reported, which among other things writes the production must have created traffic cork during the rush in Bjørvika.
Dagbladet contacted the City Environment Agency in Oslo for more details on the filming. The press department referred to Adrian Mitchell in the City Council Department for Culture, Sport and Volunteering.
He heads the Oslo Film Commission. It is the City of Oslo's initiative to attract and organize national and international film productions.
But he does not want to comment on the filming that has now been observed in Oslo.
– I can't tell you anything about this project, says Mitchell.
He also doesn't want to comment on why he can't tell more.
– But the Oslo Film Commission is public. When Oslo citizens observe a film production, which among other things should have created traffic jams in Bjørvika, according to TV 2 – does not the public then have the right to know what is going on?
"I haven't seen any traffic cork," says Mitchell.
– Are you the right man to ask?
– That's a good question.
He says that the film commission is working on several productions, and among other things has been arranging for HBO's "Beforeigners", but that they do not comment on each production.
The "tenet" has so far been the subject of great secrecy, according to Deadline. It is Nolan's first movie since the war drama "Dunkirk" from 2017.
The descriptions of the action have been very superficial. "The Tenet" is an "epic action movie that has the backdrop of the international spy world," the film company Warner Bros. wrote. in a May press release.
The company then announced that the filming had begun and that the film was to be shot in seven different countries.
When the movie website Empire wrote about the action in the movie in August, they wrote: "We have to wait and see."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it is also speculated that Nolan will combine science fiction elements with the spy genre.
The filming also made headlines in Tallinn in June this year. At that time, the film company was to take up footage in Estonia's capital, writes the Estonian news channel EER News.
The film company Warner Bros. was then allowed to film for about ten days on Laagna Road, one of Tallinn's main thoroughfares, with four to eight files.
"There will be some disadvantages to the running, but we have managed to minimize them in relation to the original plans, since the shooting will take place for a shorter period in July," said Mayor Mihhail Kõlvartskal.
The cast includes stars such as John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, with Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.
Nolan is the man behind such films as "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Inception".
The "Tenet" will premiere in the UK in July next year, according to Empire.
From vampire to Batman
Pattinson made a commercial and international smash career with the "Twilight" series, but in recent years has also impressed in indie productions, including "Good Time" (2017).
This year, great expectations are attached to Robert Pattinson's role in the psychological black-and-white thriller "The Lighthouse," where he plays Willem Dafoe (64), and "The King" with Timothée Chalamet (23).
The actor is also the latest in the series to play the superhero Batman, in director Matt Reeves' "The Batman," due in 2021.
The movie website Screen Rant announced yesterday that the film's script has been completed, and Pattinson even discussed the role in an interview with Variety.
– Roles in big films are generally not that interesting – at least not the ones I'm offered, he says.
After the "Twilight" success, it was important for him to be able to immerse himself in more obscure projects for a period of time, he says.
– I would probably be nervous if I went straight to such a role immediately afterwards, he says of the role of Batman.
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