Christopher Nolan's Tenet Has Been Delayed Indefinitely

Mayukh Bari21 July 2020 2:44PM IST
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Christopher Nolan's upcoming sci-fi thriller 'Tenet' has been pushed to a delayed date. According to few sources the probable release date will be on the mid of next year. Amid the current pandemic situation, Hollywood took another big hit for the delay notice.

Due to the persistently surging numbers in the US and global uncertainty, Warner Bros. has now removed the film from its release calendar indefinitely. Although a few theatres around the USA and UK opened this month but they failed to give a housefull show.

Because of the health concerns regarding a large gathering in cinema halls, many viewers still opt for home cinemas. Popular platform like Netflix and Amazon Prime have observed good growth since the COVID-19 lockdown starts worldwide.

'Tenet' was originally scheduled to debut on July 17, but it was pushed back to July 31 and then August 12. But right now it goes out of the chart from WB's upcoming release calendar. As per Variety, Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement,

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.

'The Conjuring 3' has been shifted from September 11 this year to June 4, 2021. Luckily another big title 'Wonder Woman 1984' still has the scheduled date of October 2. Emmerich added,

Our goals throughout this process have been to ensure the highest odds of success for our films while also being ready to support our theater partners with new content as soon as they could safely reopen.We are 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.

Warner Bros. shelled out $200 million to produce 'Tenet', meaning they also hope for a blockbuster release of the film. So there could be another strategic move - Warner Bros. may release 'Tenet' overseas before it opens in the United States. As the market trend shows that the previous films from Nolan have earned more than 50% of box office revenues from theaters overseas.