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Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' Delayed Indefinitely

The studio has removed the film from its release calendar.

Tenet Christopher Nolan
Tenet [Warner Bros.]

Christopher Nolan's Tenet has been delayed indefinitely. The Warner Bros. sci-fi thriller was set to impact the re-opening of movie theaters around the globe amid the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The film was slated to be a 2020 late summer blockbuster, hopefully driving fans into theaters safely with new health and safety protocols in place.

The film was originally scheduled for a July 17 release, and was pushed back twice to August 12.

“We will share a new 2020 release date imminently for Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s wholly original and mind-blowing feature,” Warner Bros. Chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement. “We are not treating Tenet like a traditional global day-and-date release, and our upcoming marketing and distribution plans will reflect that.”

Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Tenet stars Robert Pattison (The Lighthouse, The Twilight Saga) and John David Washington (HBO's Ballers). The film also features appearances by Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Martin Donovan, Clémence Poésy, and Andrew Howard.

This past weekend marked the 12th anniversary of Nolan's Academy Award-winning masterpiece The Dark Knight.

- Matt Bishop


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