Christopher Nolan’s eagerly anticipated new film, Tenet, has finally been given a release date but it won’t follow traditional rules for big Hollywood premieres and will begin opening on August 26th.
Warner Bros. confirmed that Tenet will have a non-traditional release, it will be screened in over 70 countries from August 26th with the US release date looking likely to be in September.
The statement arrived after the film suffered several delays, mainly due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Having originally been scheduled for a July 17th release, the project was pushed back twice first to the end of the month and then to August 12th.
“Today, Warner Bros. announced that ‘Tenet’ will open in over 70 countries worldwide starting on August 26,” said the statement released. “Major territories will include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The film will open in the United States over Labor Day weekend in select cities.”
“Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to proliferate, causing us to reevaluate our release dates,” Pictures Group chairman Emmerich continued in his July 20th statement. “We are not treating ‘Tenet’ like a traditional global day-and-date release, and our upcoming marketing and distribution plans will reflect that.”
The release date for the US has been under fire as coronavirus cases continue to spike across the country but now it would appear that Warner Bros. cannot afford to wait any longer to release the picture.
Tenet will see John David Washington and Robert Pattison as spies who are trying to prevent World War III through the use of time inversion. It is promising a host of incredible moments, as Nolan looks set to raise his already high bar.