Christopher Nolan’s Tenet Pushes Theatrical Release
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Christopher Nolan’s Tenet pushes theatrical release
Audiences were finally about to witness the expected majesty that is Christopher Nolan’s mysterious sci-fi espionage blockbuster Tenet, but due to the studio’s commitment to a theatrical release and a spike in cases of this coronavirus across the country, Warner Bros. has chosen to delay the movie’s release once more. (Via Variety)
Nolan is producing Tenet together with his partner Emma Thomas and is now slated for an August 12 release.
The film was originally scheduled for a launch on July 17 before WB announced two weeks ago that it would be pushed back to the end of July and now the film is slated for launch on Wednesday, August 12, with a 10th anniversary re-release of Nolan’s Inception taking over the July 31 date after having originally taken over the July 17 date.
The film is written by Nolan and will utilize a mixture of IMAX and film, which is for.
The most recent Tenet trailer arrived stamped with the tag,”Coming to theaters,” though copy within the YouTube video continued to push the July 17 release. And while everyone at Warner Bros. remained optimistic situations will improve enough for them to release the film and NATO recently confirmed theaters would be available in time, it seems Warner Bros. would rather be safe than sorry by delaying the film by a couple of weeks. Tenet’s success was set to pave the way for other proposed releases, including Disney’s Mulan movie on July 24 and Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984 on August 14, but now that it has been pushed back to August, it is unclear what are the next big theatrical success of 2020.
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“Warner Bros. is dedicated to bringing Tenet to audiences in theaters, on the big screen, when exhibitors are ready and public health officials say it is 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 aim to play longer, over an extended play period far beyond the standard, to develop a launch strategy that is different yet successful. ”
The director first made an impact in 2001 with his indie film Memento. His next film, Insomnia, was also a small hit. But it wasn’t until Batman Begins hit theaters in 2005 that Nolan became a box office force in his own right. The Prestige was Nolan’s last movie to gross under $200 million globally. His other films include The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Interstellar, and Dunkirk.