Sorry, the ‘Tenet’ Movie Won’t Be Premiering Next Month After All — Here’s Why

Warner Bros. is once again delaying the theatrical release of the much-awaited Christopher Nolan-directed Tenet movie which was already scheduled for July.

Tenet, which stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, was originally going to be screened on July 17 before being moved to July 31. Now, it’s being postponed one more time in the wake of the spike in new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in New York City and Los Angeles City.

“Warner Bros. is committed to bringing ‘Tenet’ to audiences in theaters, on the big screen, when exhibitors are ready and public health officials say it’s time,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “In this moment what we need to be is flexible, and we are not treating this as a traditional movie release. We are choosing to open the movie mid-week to allow audiences to discover the film in their own time, and we plan to play longer, over an extended play period far beyond the norm, to develop a very different yet successful release strategy.”

Tenet follows the story of two espionage artists who must prevent World War III through “time inversion.”

It will now premiere on August 12.

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