Christopher Nolan’s’Tenet’ postponed indefinitely by virus

Christopher Nolan’s’Tenet’ postponed indefinitely by virus

This espionage thriller is directed by the talented British director Christopher Nolan. Hoping that the COVID-19 crisis would come under control, Warner Bros pushed the release twice.

Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. hasn't just pushed back the film's August release date, but chose to postpone the release of the spy/sci-fi film indefinitely due to the uncertainty surrounding the reopening of movie theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For one, Warner Bros. has already indicated in their statement that "Tenet" will likely be released in other territories before the U.S., owing to the fact that there is no indication whatsoever that the situation is remotely improving there.

But New York city movie theaters, and those in Los Angeles - the two biggest markets in the United States - still do not have the green light from city authorities to reopen as coronavirus cases and deaths have spiked again. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich is now saying that they will not treat the film like a normal release, which suggests that worldwide markets will receive the flick before the United States. The studio has also made it clear that Tenet will not get a digital release.

As expected, Christopher Nolan's Tenet won't make the August release date and has been pulled, but the studio expects to try something "different" with its launch... Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich shared.

"We're grateful for the support we've received from exhibitors and remain steadfast in our commitment to the theatrical experience around the world", Emmerich said. The worldwide cinemas are planning to move forward in re-opening the theaters. That being said, it doesn't mean I'm ready to go out and risk my life to watch Tenet as soon as the powers that be are willing to let us do so. And it will be filmed as per Nolan's preference using IMAX and 70mm film. "We are not treating Tenet like a traditional global day-and-date release, and our upcoming marketing and distribution plans will reflect that", Emmerich continued.

Tenet sees Christopher Nolan directing a cast that includes John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh. This news might have disappointed those who were expecting the movie to release soon.

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