"Tenet" was expected to re-launch movie going in the United States as the first major Hollywood movie out in theatres following the shutdown in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich shared. Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to proliferate, causing us to reevaluate our release dates.
"We will share a new 2020 release date imminently for "Tenet"," he included.
The fantasy spy epic was originally set to debut on 17 July but this was pushed back to 12 August.
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His clout is reflected in the colossal $205 million budget that USA media reported was lavished on "Tenet", which stars John David Washington ("BlacKkKlansman"), Denzel Washington's son. Emmerich also said on Monday that "we are not treating Tenet like a traditional global day-and-date release", and Variety reports "there's a chance" the film could end up first playing overseas in countries where theaters have been permitted to reopen. His next film, Insomnia, was also a modest hit. but it wasn't until Batman Begins hit theaters in 2005 that Nolan became a box office force in his own right. So with movie theaters overseas starting to open back up, whereas it doesn't look like a lot of domestic theaters will be doing that anytime soon, it's possible that Tenet could launch in worldwide territories first, and then hit North America at a later date. The Christopher Nolan action movie has a reported runtime of approximately 150 minutes - a lengthy runtime that is becoming standard for action tentpoles these days, but is way above the standard that China is allowing for films opening in its newly reopened movie theaters.
As far as The Conjuring 3, aka The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, the third installment has been moved back from September 11, 2020 to June 4, 2021. Whereas Wonder Woman still sticks to its last announced release date, Tenet has been postponed "indefinitely". Yes!
But while some distributors have shifted to on-demand releases, Tenet is one of several big-budget films that have been delayed to ensure a full theatrical release.
But the surge of the virus across much of the US has upended the industry's aims for even a late-August return.