Tenet set to open in 70 countries on August 26 following multiple delays amid COVID-19 pandemic
Tenet is set to be released internationally on August 26th.
Christopher Nolan’s hotly-anticipated $200 million movie has been delayed multiple times as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but the Warner Bros. motion picture is now expected to open in 70 countries – including the UK, Japan, Australia, France, Italy and Canada – in late August.
The film will then drop in select US cities a week later over Labor Day weekend on September 3rd.
Coming soonish: Tenet is set to be released internationally on August 26th. Stars Robert Pattinson [L] and John David Washington
Last week, it was revealed Tenet had been delayed for a third time – indefinitely.
Warner Bros. Chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement: ‘Our goals throughout this process have been to ensure the highest odds of success for our films while also being ready to support our theatre partners with new content as soon as they could safely reopen. We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from exhibitors and remain steadfast in our commitment to the theatrical experience around the world.
‘Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to proliferate, causing us to reevaluate our release dates. Amidst all this continued uncertainty, we have decided to vacate the current dates for our next two releases.
‘We will share a new 2020 release date imminently for Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s wholly original and mind-blowing feature. We are not treating ‘Tenet’ like a traditional global day-and-date release, and our upcoming marketing and distribution plans will reflect that.’
Strange days: Christopher Nolan’s hotly-anticipated $200 million movie has been delayed multiple times as a result of the coronavirus pandemic
His comments came after the movie was first due to drop on July 17 before it was delayed until July 31, and then last month the movie was pushed back a second time to August 12.
The forthcoming spy film features the likes of Robert Pattinson, Clémence Poésy, Elizabeth Debicki, Sir Michael Caine, and Sir Kenneth Branagh.
Nolan has kept both the plot and characters in Tenet under wraps, with Branagh recently admitting: ‘It doesn’t feel like it’s shrouded in secrecy, but, in fact, it is.’
Update: Last week, it was revealed Tenet had been delayed for a third time – indefinitely