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Christopher Nolan's Tenet release date revealed: and it's soon

The movie set to save cinema has a(nother) release date.

Christopher Nolan's Tenet release date revealed: and it's soon

In July there was news nobody wanted but everyone was expecting: the release date of Christopher Nolan's Tenet had been changed, with new plans to release the movie arriving 'imminently'.

It looked like Warner Bros was treating its big blockbuster with kid gloves, pulling it from schedules and trying to second guess when cinemas will be open fully once more. At first it was meant to be in July, then it was shifted to the 12 August.

And now the new Tenet release date has been revealed as: 26 August. But the way it will come to cinemas will be a little different.

According to Warner Bros, it will be released in 70 countries overseas on this date (including the UK) and will then release in "select US cities” on September 2. This is a significant date as it is just behind the big September 4 Labor Day holiday weekend.

The cities that it will be released in haven't been revealed - so it will be interesting to see if Covid-19 hotspots, and big cinema-going areas, New York and Los Angeles get the movie on this date.

Christopher Nolan has been clear that he wanted Tenet to be one of the first blockbuster movies to be released once cinemas reopen after the lockdown. Nolan is clear, though, that this isn't to rush people back to the big screen but to support cinemas as they go through what is one of their toughest times.

The world isn't opening up quite as quickly as hoped, though, and this has meant that tentpoles on the cinematic calendar have been significantly shifted, as Tenet with its ever-moving release date can attest to.

Christopher Nolan is a big screen filmmaker. Each of his movies have benefited from sort sort of cinematic USP, whether it be IMAX or the sound used. Tenet is no different, but the world right now is.

Via Variety