Christopher Nolan's Tenet Release Pushed To August
Film studios have been grappling with how to properly adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic, some have been releasing films online to be streamed while others have been scheduling the premier for a year later for bigger budget films like Fast and Furious 9.
Genius Christopher Nolan's latest film Tenet was originally intended to be the first major film to be released in theaters as a test run. It was scheduled to be released on July 17th, and then July 31st but now that many states are extending quarantine orders due to the recent spike in the pandemic, it has officially be pushed to August 12th.
Warner Bros. announced that it "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. In this moment what we need is to be 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."
Christopher Nolan's hit film Inception was set to be re-released in theaters for its 10th anniversary but has also been pushed to July 31st out of precaution.
Tenet reportedly cost a whopping $200 million to create and stars Denzel Washington's son John David Washington and The Lighthouse's Robert Pattinson. it has been highly anticipated by fans so it is understandable why Warner Bros. would not risk Tenet to be released while theaters are still closed in major film-going cities like Los Angeles and New York. Check out the trailer here: