After being shut down for months following the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year, movie theatres in America are finally reopening.
Unfortunately, moviegoers hoping to catch the release of Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi spy film Tenet will have to wait a little longer as Warner Bros has announced that the film has been delayed from its original 17 July release date till 31 July 2020.
In its place, Warner Bros will instead be re-releasing Nolan’s 2010 film Inception on 17 July to honour the movie’s 10th anniversary, as well as to prime moviegoers to return later in July to catch Tenet in theatres. The re-release of Inception will feature an extended sneak preview of Tenet at the end of the film to entice moviegoers to come back.
“It’s been longer than any of us could’ve imagined since we’ve seen a movie on the big screen, and to acknowledge Chris’ fans as we count down to Tenet’s opening day, we are also excited to offer his masterpiece Inception in theaters for its 10th anniversary on July 17,” said Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, in a press statement.
He also mentioned that Nolan’s Tenet will be “a global tentpole of jaw-dropping size, scope and scale”.
Tenet stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson as secret agents of a mysterious organisation tasked with preventing World War III from happening.