Director Christopher Nolan has confirmed that his new feature film Tenet will not be released internationally before the film can be shared in the US.
At the moment, Nolan’s Tenet is expected to be premiered in cinemas across the globe on August 12 after initially being pushed back by from July 17th after the coronavirus pandemic halted the rollout.
It was reported by Vulture that thanks to the film’s expected high ticket sales in Europe that the film could be shared on the continent ahead of the US release, as the sales expected were set to account for two-thirds of the total sales.
According to sources, the filmmaker discussed the idea with Warner Bros. executives but eventually backed out of any early release for Europe.
The filmmaker wanted to help support cinemas across America by ensuring that the film stuck to its original plan.
Nolan’s hotly anticipated new film will be his first since 2017’s Dunkirk and has been described by Nolan as an “event film.”
In other Tenet-related news, it has been revealed by John David Washington that Christopher Nolan crashed a real plane into a building for one of the upcoming thriller’s full-throttle sequences.
Washington plays the film’s unnamed lead and whilst he was in conversation with CinemaBlend he revealed that that the entire cast and crew on the set cheered when Nolan pulled off the optimistic shot featuring the Boeing 747.
“That was a real plane, and that was a real building that they crashed that plane into,” he said. “And we, cast and crew, all witnessed it. It was epic! It was incredible, we all cheered and hurrayed and hurrahed when they yelled cut after Chris felt like he got it. What you saw is really what happened – at least the night I was there.”
Currently, there is little to no information on what the film is despite it being due to hit cinemas in less than two months. But it is set to star Washington alongside Robert Pattinson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and former Eastenders man turned Hollywood star, Himesh Patel.