Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated blockbuster, Tenet, has had multiple release delays due to the global pandemic. Originally scheduled to open on July 17, the film was first postponed to July 31, and then to August 12. According to Deadline, U.S. audiences will not be the first to see Tenet. Warner Bros. has decided to first release the film internationally, which will begin opening in more than 70 countries worldwide starting on August 26. Following this, Tenet will open in select cities in the U.S. on September 3. India, China and most of Latin America do not have release dates yet.
Nolan first created the idea behind Tenet over two decades ago. However, the film’s plot still remains a secret. So far, it has been described as a sci-fi, international espionage thriller that follows a mysterious secret agent, whose mission is to prevent World War III. The screenplay was so well-guarded that it is reported that all who were privy to read the screenplay were locked in a room during their reading.
Tenet’s all-star cast features BlacKkKlansman’s John David Washington alongside Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh, Clémence Poésy, and Michael Caine. The highly acclaimed Bollywood actress, Dimple Kapadia, is also starring in the film, making Tenet her Hollywood debut.
Like Nolan’s previous films, Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk, and the Batman trilogy, Tenet is a large-scale-production with a reported budget of over $200 million. The movie was filmed in several countries including, India, Estonia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Italy and Norway. Tenet is written and directed by Nolan, who also co-produced the film with his wife, Emma Thomas.
Based on Nolan’s previous films, with his high-concept, energetic storylines and brilliant imagination, one can only imagine where he will take us with World War III.