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With all this Estonia stuff I wonder if it’s set during the Cold War or present day or an imagined near future.

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Tartu keen on Nolan movie filming should Tallinn fall through
Should film studio Warner Bros not find suitable filming locations in Tallinn for Tenet, an upcoming spy thriller directed by Christopher Nolan (Memento, Interstellar, Dunkirk), Tartu has announced it is keen for the producers to consider Estonia's second city instead.
Head of the local creative industries' center Kristiina Reidolv has already discussed the option with the filmmakers, BNS reports, quoting regional daily Tartu Postimees.

"I have held negotiations with the filmmakers," Reidolv said.

"I offered the post office junction on Ringtee Road [in the southwest of the city], the Annelinn and Hiinalinn districts [to the east of the city center], plus the former military airfield, as potential filming locations. They are delighted in our offer," she added
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Warner Bros. Announced in May that they would be heading to Estonia to make part of Tenet, which stars John David Washington (Malcolm X, BlacKkKlansman), and Robert Pattinson (the Twilight series of movies), as well as veteran British actors Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh, but since then the project has met with some pushback on the issue of filming on Laagna Road.

The producers wanted to close a lengthy stretch of what is a major arterial route running from Kadriorg to the densely-populated Lasnamäe district east of the center, for up to a month. Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kõlvart said a full closure of the road, which has several lanes in each direction, for that length of time, was not viable, citing disruption and emergency vehicle access concerns, but added a compromise was possible.

Nolan is reportedly interested in Soviet-era architecture and landscaping, so Einasto recommended the Annelinn residential district and the Ropka industrial district, in the south of the city, as potential locales.


Tallinn mayor still open to Laaga Road filming closure, on city terms
"We have dismantled much of the Soviet monumentalism at the military airfield (site of the relatively new Estonian National Museum in the Raadi district-ed.), but we have potential elsewhere," she said.

"Tartu residents are open and innovative; we would be able to endure any inconvenience for some time. In exchange, we would get the city on the map, and our people would get work in the mass scenes," Einasto said.

Advertisements for extras started to appear on social media soon after the filming announcement was made, giving a location close to Laagna Road.

This city's mayor, Urmas Klaas (Reform), added his voice to the calls for Tartu as a filming venue.

"If Tallinn is unable to manage, Tartu residents will think how it might be done, and then do it," he said, according to BNS.

"We already have several large events taking place this summer: A Metallica concert and a rally, for instance, but we would also be able to manage the filming as well," the mayor said.

While nothing is firmed up with the Nolan film in Tartu, it is certain that filming for another movie, this time from a large European company, is to take place in the city in August and September.

"Locations and budget have already been agreed," Kristiina Reidolv said. The film is a major period with locations situated in the city center and the Raadi district, it is reported.

Allfilm, the Estonian film production company working with Warner Bros. on Tenet, told Reidolv on Thursday afternoon that the desire is still to film in Tallinn but if that is not possible, Tartu is another option.

No response from Warner Bros. to reservations about the road closure has been reported in the Estonian media to date.
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Ace wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Nolan is reportedly interested in Soviet-era architecture and landscaping(...)
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nolan is building his own gulag?

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I can't tell if that's unintentionally hilarious, or if Ewan McGregor is in the film. :lol:

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June 7th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Advert for stand ins for actors.
Anyone able to translate and tell us why Ewan McGregor and Melanie Laurent are in the picture? :lol:
They just chose models that resembled the actors to indicate the look they want for the stand-ins. I don't know why they wouldn't just use the actors' faces though, apart from a misguided attempt at secrecy. Man 1 is John Washington. Man 2 is Robert Pattinson. Woman is Elizabeth Debicki. Man 3 might be Kenneth Brannagh. You can tell based on the heights listed. I wouldn't be surprised if the people who threw the advertisment together didn't even know who Ewan was.

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Willem wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Ace wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Nolan is reportedly interested in Soviet-era architecture and landscaping(...)
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This may indicate that the film might actually have some time travel aspect to it

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Geoffrey wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Ace wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Advert for stand ins for actors.
Anyone able to translate and tell us why Ewan McGregor and Melanie Laurent are in the picture? :lol:
They just chose models that resembled the actors to indicate the look they want for the stand-ins. I don't know why they wouldn't just use the actors' faces though, apart from a misguided attempt at secrecy. Man 1 is John Washington. Man 2 is Robert Pattinson. Woman is Elizabeth Debicki. Man 3 might be Kenneth Brannagh. You can tell based on the heights listed. I wouldn't be surprised if the people who threw the advertisment together didn't even know who Ewan was.
Great, that probably means that Brannagh will have the third most important male role.

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