We have been covering this story for quite a while, and it’s evident that it’s been quite a year for Tenet. After being heavily impacted by cinema closures during the coronavirus pandemic, the films multiple release dates have made it difficult to ascertain whether or not we would be watching Christopher Nolan’s latest this year… but the studio has finally found a release date in Australian cinemas of Thursday, August 27.
Christopher Nolan is a vocal advocate of movie theatres, and exhibitors have long hoped that Tenet could be a saving grace for cinemas after prolonged shutdowns began in March, but it has been uncertain whether or not the studio would go ahead with mounting concerns of piracy, spoilers and box-office results.
A staggered rollout for a film of this size (costing $200 million to produce and tens of millions more to market) would normally be a risky endeavour and it would appear Warner Bros. has been under immense pressure to find an alternative date, with European and Asian box-office markets being vocal about an inability to survive without large blockbuster Hollywood films, but this flexibility and willingness to get the film out into the public is a decisive and strong move by the studio.
If you’re like us and want to see it ahead of its release, we’ll be hosting advance ticket screenings on the weekend of Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23!