Release date of Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' changed again

WION Web Team
New Delhi Updated: Jun 26, 2020, 11:21 AM(IST)

A still from 'Tenet'. Photograph:( Twitter )

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Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' is one of the most anticipated films of the year.

Owing to the pandemic, numerous film releases, events, film festivals and concerts have been cancelled. One of the most anticipated films of the year, Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' was scheduled to get a theatrical release this summer. And with cinema halls reopening from July in US and UK, fans of the filmmaker were looking forward to watching the film on the film in July itself. But that's not going to happen anymore.

Makers of `Tenet` have once again delayed its release and the film will now premiere on August 12.

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According to Variety, the USD 200 million budget film was initially slated to hit the theatres on July 17 but was later postponed to July 31. The film was primed to reignite the fire of moviegoing after a long COVID-19 induced shutdown.
"Warner Bros. is committed to bringing `Tenet` to audiences in theatres, on the big screen, when exhibitors are ready and public health officials say it is time," Variety quoted Warner Bros. spokesperson as saying.

"At this moment, what we need to be is flexible, and we are not treating this as a traditional movie release. We are choosing to open the movie mid-week to allow audiences to discover the film on their own time, and we plan to play longer, over an extended play period far beyond the norm, to develop a very different yet successful release strategy," the spokesperson added.

The latest push back in the release of the action-thriller comes after the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the theatres in the state will reopen in phase 4.

The film features John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh.

(With inputs from ANI)

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