Christopher Nolan’s much-awaited sci-fi mind-bender Tenet is likely to release on August 12th. The rumours of pushing it to September are fresh on social media. Master Nolan wants this to be one of the first films people watch after the lockdown relieves.
If not for the pandemic, we could’ve watched Tenet in Imax this week. If not for the release, we now at least know what’s the duration of the film. It’s listed on Korea Media Ratings Board and is pretty adequate for Nolan fans to cherish.
According to the reports, Tenet is timed at 150 minutes which is a sweet spot for Christopher Nolan. Dunkirk was way low at 107 minutes and Interstellar still remains to be his longest film at 169 minutes. It seems Nolan has found a midway to keep Tenet at 150 minutes.
As spikes in COVID-19 cases continue, Warner Bros. has been shuffling many release date for the film. Tenet haS now been pushed to August 12.
“Warner Bros. is committed to bringing ‘Tenet’ to audiences in theatres, on the big screen, when exhibitors are ready and public health officials say it’s time. At this moment, what we need to be is flexible, and we are not treating this as a traditional movie release,” said a spokesperson from the studio.
“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,” the statement added.
Tenet, which stars Robert Pattinson and John David Washington, has been described as “an action epic evolving from the world of international espionage”, and the second trailer came with hints of ‘inversion’ versus time travel as a part of survival.