Monday, May 27, 2024

Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” Taken off Warner Bros Release Schedule Indefinitely as Theaters in Main Markets Remain Closed


“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…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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