Maybe the cars being filmed in reverse will be played in reverse to make it seem like cars going forward are in reverse.
we know nolan loves to play with perception (memento, inception, interstellar.)
Maybe John and/or Roberts character is stuck in a time warp where they are perceiving time backwards and they are navigating time moving forwards in reverse. It would make sense why some cares are going forwards and some cars are going backwards.
If it was just the one shot I could have agreed with you that it will be played back in reverse for some kind of effect. But haven't we been seeing these types of shots now for like 3 weeks? Looks like there is too much footage for it to be in reverse. Unless it's all different takes on the same couple of shots.
for this highway stuff they're probably getting like 30 seconds /day
theres been enough reverse footage that it's plausibly in the film but time travel seems way too simple / bland
I really don't think it's about time travel - or maybe I'm just hoping it's not about time travel.
I want time manipulation to be in the script and in the editing as in non-linear storytelling, something he's been experimenting with since the beginning.
Yes, I follow you on that point, again I don't think this new project involves sci-fi/fantasy elements.
Nolan will experimente some kind of new stuffs with the idea of time, like he did with Dunkirk I think.
And can we stop with this Inception-related rumors again, I though it was finished, it's a completely original new project we'll know that now, it's almost sure.