NEW YORK: Movie industry experts have long pegged hopes on Christopher Nolan’s hotly-awaited, super-secret sci fi epic “Tenet” to save Hollywood from the summer of coronavirus.
Now, Warner Bros has delayed its mid-August release – more bad news for theater owners hoping the blockbuster would help them salvage a bit of the usually lucrative season.
“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,” studio chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement sent to AFP.
“Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to proliferate, causing us to reevaluate our release dates,” he said. “We will share a new 2020 release date imminently for ‘Tenet.’”
Warner Bros had already pushed back the release of “Tenet” twice, from July 17 to July 31 and then to August 12.