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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ will be out in August after all

But only outside the US

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Time Out Film

Good news at last for the put-upon cinemas of the world: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ will be out in August as planned, albeit with its US release remaining delayed as the Covid spike continues to keep American cinemas shuttered.

A mere six days after removing ‘Tenet’ from the release schedule altogether, studio Warner Bros has answered the prayers of cinemas and restored it to the August line-up. It will now be out on August 26 in 70 countries, including the UK, France, Australia and South Korea, with the film opening in Canada on August 27.

‘Tenet’ will open in ‘select US cities’ on September 2, in advance of the Labor Day weekend on September 4. No word yet on which cities that will be, but it may not be the obvious candidates: New York and LA.

Warner Bros originally had the film’s release scheduled for July 17, before moving it to July 31 and then pushing it back again to August 12. 

It’s been forced by circumstances, sure, but this news represents a radical departure from traditional release strategies. Hollywood’s other major studios will no doubt be watching the results with interest.

As for the film, well, we don’t know much about it, except that it stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, that it has something to do with international espionage, and most probably, that it will be well worth the wait.

‘Mulan’, ‘A Quiet Place 2’, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and other major releases have been postponed.

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