Christopher Nolan’s’Tenet’ postponed indefinitely by virus

Sunday, 26 Jul, 2020

As Tenet was hoping to open the door to the rest of the year's delayed films, it seems likely that those Disney summer offerings will also slide back accordingly once WB decides on a new plan.

The fantasy spy movie, Tenet was set to hit the cinema screens on 17th July, pushed to July 31st but, considering the current situation the release date has been further postponed to 12th August.

The studio also delayed the release of "The Conjuring 3", moving the film from September 11, 2020 to June 4, 2021.

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.

Prior to this, Tenet was at the centre of the debate when Warner Bros and Christopher Nolan were reportedly conflicting over the film's release date after several delays due to COVID 19.

Nolan's fans are waiting for the release of Tenet. If you're familiar with Christopher Nolan's body of work you know his films are meant to be experienced in a theatrical setting.

"We're grateful for the support we've received from exhibitors and remain steadfast in our commitment to the theatrical experience around the world", Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Emmerich later mentioned that Tenet wouldn't have a traditional global day-and-date rollout. So, while we wait to hear for sure, it sure sounds like countries that have handled the virus will receive the movie at some point in the future, while the USA probably will have a substantially longer wait ahead. Pictures Group, said in a statement.

Here in Ireland, cinemas have been open since July 20th with strict social distancing and reduced audiences in place.

Warner planning to implement a more flexible release schedule for Tenet.

"We will soon share the new release date for "Argument".

A look at the forged record, which incorporates Robert Pattinson, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Elizabeth Debicki and John David Washington, is sufficient to counsel it's a mission of virtually unprecedented ambition.