Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' could be the first film in cinemas post lockdown

Some insiders still think that 'Tenet's' July 17 release date is a bit too optimistic


Entertainment Desk May 11, 2020

Hollywood ace filmmaker Christopher Nolan wants his film to be the one to open theatres after the lockdown, reports Variety. 

Cinemas have remain closed for the majority part of this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and while major productions have postponed release dates, Nolan's latest Tenet is still scheduled for a July 17 release.

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"Chris really would like to be coming out with the film that opens theatres. I don’t know anyone in America who is pushing harder to get the theatres re-opened and to get his movie released than Chris Nolan," said Imax CEO Richard Gelfond.

Nolan himself has promised to finish up on the film's extensive post-production and visual effects work in the coming weeks, making sure that the film is ready to hit cinemas in July - all this, despite the fact that many of the work has to be done remotely.

For avid moviegoers, Tenet is not just a film, explained Variety. The science-fiction epic that has been largely been kept under the wraps is being counted on as the spark to 'to ignite a movie-going revival in the US and beyond.'

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Some insiders still think that a July release is overly optimistic owing to the fact that coronavirus cases are still rising in some parts of the world. They also said that Warner Bros. will make a decision within a week about whether to go ahead with Tenet’s planned July 17 release or push it deeper into 2020.

Tenet stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh.

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