Tenet — Christopher Nolan’s time-bending espionage epic movie — May release in late August in parts of Europe and Asia, according to a new report.
Warner Bros. is reportedly in talks with cinema chains in France, Spain, and the UK to start Tenet between Wednesday, August 26 and Friday, August 28. Meanwhile, theatre owners in Asia are awaiting listen on a brand new release date for Tenet in”the upcoming few days”. Don’t expect this to add India however, given the coronavirus pandemic situation in the nation. The government has yet to discuss the reopening of cinemas, although the likes of PVR Cinemas are hoping to reopen by the end of September.
Variety brings word about this new advancement on Tenet’s possible release beyond the US, noting that this fits in with what Warner Bros.. Had succeeded at in its announcement when it indefinitely postponed the Nolan movie earlier this week:”We will share a new 2020 launch date imminently for Tenet. We are not treating Tenet just like a classic worldwide day-and-date launch, and also our upcoming marketing and distribution plans will reveal that.” Together with the pandemic resurging in the united states, and studios concerned about the monetary stakes, they are now keen to forego a simultaneous release and open before in certain countries.
That is partly down to the simple fact that China — the second biggest market for Hollywood movies — has reopened cinemas in many parts of the country, with those in”low-lying regions” of the capital Beijing place to follow starting Friday, July 24. As for Europe, Variety notes that Warner Bros. appears to be following in the footsteps of Sony Pictures, which brought forward a local production in Spain amid worries of an impending second wave of COVID-19. That — to earn cash while the situation is not too bad — is a risky strategy though, and given how quickly things can change, it is possible that Tenet may not debut in late August.
European cinemas have worries of their own, as they expressed to Variety:”In the event the exhibition community does not have some new films in the next few months, then there won’t be a exhibition community. For most, if not all big studio movies, between 70–80 percent of all box office is offshore, and it feels like that has been abandoned.” At precisely the same time, there are fears of piracy as well, were the highly-awaited film to roll out in different months around the world.
Tenet may release August 26–28 in Europe, and in late August in Asia.