Hans Zimmer Turned Down Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ Because He Couldn’t Say No to ‘Dune’

Hans Zimmer Turned Down Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ Because He Couldn’t Say No to ‘Dune’
Over the course of six films, Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer have become one of the most dominant director-composer duos in Hollywood. The two artists got their start on “Batman Begins” (2005) and have collaborated on some of the most acclaimed blockbusters of the century, from “The Dark Knight” (2008) to “Inception” (2010) and “Dunkirk” (2017), with Zimmer picking up three Oscar nominations for Best Original Score along the way. Despite their winning success, Zimmer recently had to turn Nolan down for the first time in over a decade because a passion project came calling: Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune.”

In a new interview with The Playlist, Zimmer says his personal love for the “Dune” source material made it impossible not to join the 2020 Villeneuve tentpole. Both Villeneuve and Nolan are currently filming their new movies and have 2020 release dates already set, making it impossible for Zimmer to work on both.

“‘Dune’ is one of
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