Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ Release Date Pushed Back Again!

The release date of the much awaited Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” has been pushed back again, for the second time, due to the surge in the COVID-19 cases.

The movie, which was scheduled for a release on July 17, was initially delayed by a few weeks to July 31. But now, the Warner Bros. has released a statement stating that the release date has been pushed back to August 12.

“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 studio spokesperson said in a statement to EW. “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 major problem for the large studio films is the reopening of theaters all over the world. While California health officials have given a nod for theaters re-opening, New York Gov has made it clear that the theaters will not be opening anytime soon. All over the world, different countries are following different timelines for theater re-opening, like in India, government has announced that theaters will be in the last phase of re-opening.

Filmmakers and the studio are also looking for the cinemas in American states to get the green light from all the American states, for the release. The movie is reported to release all over the world, in line with the US release, due to concerns of piracy, more than the box office potential.

As of now, “Tenet” will hit the theaters on August 12, 2020. However, the release may further be delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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