Having To Wait A Little Bit Longer For Nolan’s New Epic
Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has already been put back once and, according to Variety, it’s now been delayed again until August…
Warner Bros. has again pushed back the release date for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. It’s the second delay for the highly anticipated tentpole, which has been primed to reignite moviegoing after lengthy cinema closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The movie, which cost $200 million, was initially slated to arrive in cinemas on 17 July, but was later postponed until July 31. Now, it will be released on 12 Aug.
“Warner Bros. is committed to bringing ‘Tenet’ to audiences in theaters, on the big screen, when exhibitors are ready and public health officials say it’s time,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson said in a statement. “In 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 in 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 studio has also delayed the rerelease of Nolan’s sci-fi blockbuster Inception, in honour of its 10th anniversary, to 31 July.
Tenet — which stars Robert Pattison and John David Washington — follows an operative tasked with preventing the next world war. Like most of Nolan’s movies, the espionage thriller is shrouded in secrecy. Nolan’s film credits include The Dark Knight trilogy, Dunkirk and Interstellar.