It looks like it’s finally going to be released, as tickets go on sale around the UK for Christopher Nolan’s new film, Tenet.
It’s something of an understatement to says things have been rocky for UK cinemas since their reopening at the end of July. Confusion over whether governmental regulations are being followed, a dearth of new films to entice audiences back and of course, Disney pulling Mulan from cinemas in favour of a paid PVOD release on Disney+. All have all shaken confidence in the industry’s ability to recover from the Covid crisis.
The Mulan move in particular, was an unexpected body blow, that caught cinemas unaware, sapping confidence that things would ever really get back to ‘normal’.
However, through it all, Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Tenet, set to be released by Warner Bros, has attempted to maintain a global release to cinemas and cinemas alone, giving the beleaguered industry a genuine blockbuster from a revered director that will tempt audiences back to cinemas and restore confidence across the industry for all involved. Be it cinemas, distributors, studios or audiences. That’s the theory, anyway.
Despite having to shift dates backwards a few times, and with Disney’s removal of Mulan prompting fears that Warner Bros might blink and reschedule Tenet, the film is set to roll out on August 26th here in the UK, and what’s more, that date has been seemingly confirmed as you can now book tickets for August 26th and beyond.
We know that the roll out won’t be global, as originally hoped, as certain territories struggle to contain the Covid outbreak, but this confirmation that the film will be screening in UK cinemas imminently is positive news.
In more good news, Vue Cinemas, the UK’s third-largest operator, has also confirmed that it will reopen to screen Tenet and it’s likely we’ll see more independent cinemas opening to take advantage of what will hopefully be the boost that the UK industry so badly needs.
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