Christopher Nolan’s next, Tenet is one of the most anticipated films of 2020. The spy thriller was supposed to have an August 2020 release but given the spike in the cases of COVID-19, the makers have decided to shift the release. However, no new date has been announced. Warner Bros. Studios on Monday said in a statement that given the pandemic situation they are reevaluating the release date. “Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to proliferate, causing us to reevaluate our release dates,” the Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement. “We will share a new 2020 release date imminently for Tenet,” he went on to add.
Tenet would have been one of the biggest releases in the theatres post the lockdown and March releases. Now, as the situation grows graver, it is likely that the shoots and the release of films will be delayed. This is not the first time that the release of Tenet has been delayed. Christopher Nolan’s spy thriller was earlier scheduled to release on 17 July. It was then pushed to 31st July and ultimately in August.
Given the pandemic, everything had been shut down. A lockdown was imposed in almost every country that shut shops for theatres and other social meet-n-greet facilities across the glove. It has affected their business terribly. Thousands of employees have been relieved of their duties since the lockdown. Nationwide chains of AMC Entertainment, Cinemark and Cineworld’s Regal Cinemas were scheduled to resume screening movies and back in business from 31st July. However, given the spike in the cases, that looks a little doubtful.
In New York City and Los Angeles which happens to be a major hub for the cinema-goers are not reopening anytime soon. Fans would have to wait a little more to watch the film. Meanwhile, stay safe and pray that the situation returns to normalcy soonest.