Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 3 August 2020

'Tenet' will be released in UAE cinemas before it hits US screens

Director Christopher Nolan’s latest film will be released around the world in August, and will hit screens in America in September

The release of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ has been delayed three times because of the pandemic. AP
The release of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ has been delayed three times because of the pandemic. AP

US filmgoers may be among the last to see director Christopher Nolan’s eagerly awaited thriller Tenet.

The film will be released internationally in August, but will skip the US because of the pandemic.

Warner Bros is preparing to release Nolan’s latest on Wednesday, August 26, in 70 countries, including Canada, France, Japan, South Korea, Australia and the UK.

The film will then hit cinemas in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East on Thursday, August 27.

Tenet will have its US debut on Thursday, September 3. There are no plans for it to be released in China.

The film’s release has been delayed three times already because of the pandemic. It was originally to reach screens on July 17 but this was pushed back to July 31 and then August 12.

An action epic with a time-travel twist, Tenet tells the story of an international spy trying to prevent another world war from breaking out.

The film stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.

Warner Bros chairman Toby Emmerich last week called it a “wholly original and mind-blowing feature”.

“Our goals throughout this process have been to ensure the highest odds of success for our films, while also being ready to support our theatre partners with new content as soon as they could safely reopen,” he said.

Emmerich also said the film would not have a traditional “global day-and-date release, and our upcoming marketing and distribution plans will reflect that”.

Updated: July 28, 2020 07:03 PM

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