Christopher Nolan is known for his maverick filmmaking and that’s the reason everyone is rooting for Tenet. Already delayed for multiple times, the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause damage to the highly awaited film. Why we are saying so? Well, read on to know more.
With just a few days remaining for its domestic release, there’s still a lack of clarity on which places the film will be screened. Even though drive-in theatres have come to rescue amid the pandemic, Warner Bros Pictures has some hesitations over screening the anticipated spy film. Also, there are strict guidelines coming in from the studio’s end.
As per Variety’s report, Warner Bros Pictures will allow screening of Tenet only in those outdoor venues where indoor theatres are operating. The studio doesn’t want to give away the twists of the plot, thus avoiding the screening in drive-in theatres. While the move seems to be smart enough to avoid any spoilers, it might cause a big dent in the film’s business, which carries a huge cost of around $200 million.
“There’s no predicting what’s going to happen with theatres reopening. Studios do things all the time that don’t make sense,” quotes one exhibitor over Warner Bros’ protective move for Tenet.
As of now, in United States, only 300 drive-in theatres are available for screening. “It would be more meaningful if there were 3,000 drive-ins in the country,” quotes a theatre owner while talking to Variety.
Tenet is all set to release in US on 3rd September 2020.