Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is just a few days away from its international release and excitement among the fans is peaking up. But, the USA and other countries who are still struggling hard with coronavirus will have to wait longer for the film’s theatrical release. And, this has put the film on a great risk of piracy.
Specialists fear that while adopting the staggering release idea the makers of Tenet have put the film on a huge risk of piracy. Right now Warner Bros is significantly facing the threat of piracy as it’s being said that the film will prove to be a perfect storm of piracy in the US especially in cities like New York and Los Angeles.
Speaking to Variety, an anti-piracy veteran on condition of anonymity said, “In some ways ‘Tenet’ is a perfect storm for piracy, in that it has raised expectations, both about the film itself and the cinema experience,”
“Also, it has limited availability and suffers from a staggered release.” the source added.
Tenet is slated for release in some international markets including the UK on August 26. While in the US, it will open from Sept 3 in selected places. China will have Tenet released in their cinemas from Sept 4. However, it’s not like it’s the first time that a film is having a staggering release. Before Tenet, Aquaman proved to be immensely successful in generating huge ticket sales despite being a staggered release. But it never happened before, that a big film releases in the US without hitting the cinemas of NYC & LA. That’s where piracy is expected to prevail.
“We see piracy can occur everywhere. It happens even in the three hours between East and West coast U.S. releases,” says the anti-piracy veteran.
What are your thoughts on this? If you get a pirated copy of Tenet will you watch it or wait for the film’s theatrical release? We will definitely wait for theatrical release because we can’t compromise our experience of watching a film in good quality, especially when the movie is by Nolan.
Tenet stars Robert Pattinson, John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki & Dimple Kapadia in main roles.