Tenet, the new sci-fi thriller from mastermind Christopher Nolan has, unfortunately, had its release removed from the calendar indefinitely. Though necessary given the coronavirus pandemic and its ever-growing effect on cinema-going in the U.S., this news comes as a big blow for those (and us!) who were eagerly awaiting its release and viewing it on the big screen, but there may be a chance Australian audiences will get to see the blockbuster before the U.S.
“We will share a new 2020 release date imminently for ‘Tenet’, Christopher Nolan’s wholly original and mind-blowing feature. 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.” Said Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich in an official statement.
However, all hope is not lost, as its being speculated that Warner Bros. may release “Tenet” overseas before it opens in the United States. Though North America remains the biggest moviegoing market in the world, international cinemas appear to be ahead of the States with some already opening, albeit operating under new measures to maintain safety during the pandemic.
“We are not treating ‘Tenet’ like a traditional global day-and-date release, and our upcoming marketing and distribution plans will reflect that,” Emmerich added.
“Tenet” which stars John David Washing ton and Robert Pattinson, has intentionally been shrouded in secrecy – and this new adaptive approach to its rollout could raise concerns about piracy and spoilers in a way that could impact demand upon the film. However, due to the environment of new release films, it may just be the right strategy to get people back to the movies.
Whatever situation arises, we just hope we get to see “Tenet” as soon as possible.