Warner Bros. has once again delayed the release of the Christopher Nolan-directed film “Tenet” amid reported cases of the new coronavirus surge.
The study announced the decision Thursday, emphasizing the need for flexibility. The science fiction thriller, starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, will now launch on Wednesday, August 12. This occurs after the film was initially moved from July 17 to 31 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are choosing to open the movie midweek to allow audiences to discover the movie on their own time, and we plan to play longer, during an extended replay period beyond the norm, to develop a very different release strategy but successful, “a Warner Bros. spokesman said in a statement.
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Movie theaters had been pinning their hopes on the film as a major July premiere that could take audiences to theaters. Warner Bros. had planned to re-launch Nolan’s 2010 box office hit “Inception” in early July as a way to lead “Tenet.” “Inception” will now open on July 31, the study said.
Last month, Nolan, the director behind critically acclaimed films like “The Dark Knight” and “Dunkirk,” revealed that a grand hack, involving the destruction of a 747 on an airport hanger, was performed for practical purposes rather than CGI. In other words, he actually destroyed a plane for his next movie “Tenet”.
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“I was planning to do it using miniatures and set-piece constructions and a combination of visual effects and everything in between,” Nolan told Total Film (via Gamesradar).
However, once the filmmaker scanned and found a wide variety of vintage planes in Victorville, California, he had an idea.
“We started running the numbers. … It became clear that it would actually be much more efficient to buy a real life-size aircraft and actually perform this sequence on camera, rather than build thumbnails or follow the CG route, “he said.
While details of the film’s plot are sparse, Nolan has made a name for himself by rejecting CGIs where most directors would include him.
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Meanwhile, Pattinson, 34, marveled at the practical effect and told Total film: “You wouldn’t have thought there was a reality where you would be making a scene where they only have a real 747 to explode! It is so bold to the point of being ridiculous. … I remember, while we were filming it, I was thinking, “How many more times is this going to happen in a movie?”
Parts of the plane’s sequence were teased in the latest Tenet trailer released by Warner Bros.
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Movie theater chains had planned the widespread reopening of theaters in part around the return of new releases like Disney’s “Tenet” and “Mulan.” The latter is scheduled for July 24, but is also expected to be postponed again.
Tyler McCarthy and The Fox News Associated Press contributed to this report.