It Happened: Christopher Nolan's Tenet Has Officially Been Delayed Again


The release of the much-anticipated Christopher Nolan movie Tenet has been delayed "indefinitely".

"Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to proliferate, causing us to reevaluate our release dates", studio chairman Toby Emmerlich said in a statement sent to AFP.

"We will share a new 2020 release date imminently for Tenet, Christopher Nolan's wholly original and mind-blowing feature", he added".

The decision marked the third time the release date for the big budget movie has been changed because of the coronavirus.

Tenet had originally staked out a July 17, 2020 release date before being moved back to July 31 and then again to August 12. John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) stars, with a supporting cast that includes Robert Pattinson (Good Time), Elizabeth Debicki (Widows), Dimple Kapadia (Fugly), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises) and Kenneth Branagh (Dunkirk). Los Angeles County started closing down once again, indicating that movie theaters in the nation's most significant market would not be able to open.

The reports on Variety also state that makers of Tenet might release the film in other countries before the US. Warner expected to announce a new plan in the coming days.

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The science-fiction thriller from "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan no longer has a release date in the US, and the studio won't treat the film like a "traditional global day-and-date release", it said in a statement Monday.

The movie was delayed once again to 12 August, though with cinemas in the United Kingdom still to open fully, it's not yet known whether this date may shift too.

The studio also announced that The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It which was The Conjuring 3 has been postponed to 4th June 2021.

Warner Bros. and Nolan still harbor hopes of bringing it to theaters this year, however.

Tenet is facing yet another roadblock to its theatrical release. Warner Bros. reportedly needs 80% of movie theaters open around the world in order to make back the greatest possible on their reported $200 million-plus investment in Tenet, and China is one of the biggest worldwide markets, if Tenet were to open globally before opening domestically.