“Tenet’ is not opening on August 12th. Warner Bros. has taken it off the schedule indefinitely. (Keep refreshing.)
This is getting tiresome. How can Christopher Nolan’s film open if theaters are closed in New York, California, Florida and Texas? It can’t.
The new plan may include opening in countries where COVID is in abeyance and theaters are open.
Listen, I feel for Toby Emmerich and all our pals at Warner’s. Toby says in a statement: “Our goals throughout this process have been to ensure the highest odds of success for our films while also being ready to support our theater partners with new content as soon as they could safely reopen. We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from exhibitors and remain steadfast in our commitment to the theatrical experience around the world. Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to proliferate, causing us to reevaluate our release dates. Amidst all this continued uncertainty, we have decided to vacate the current dates for our next two releases. We will share a new 2020 release date imminently for Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s wholly original and mind-blowing feature. We are not treating Tenet like a traditional global day-and-date release, and our upcoming marketing and distribution plans will reflect that.”
And the plan for a 10th anniversary showing on Nolan’s “Inception”? It was supposed to play beginning July 31st. And apparently we need to refresh our memories of the older film before we see this one. Not happening now. Stay tuned…