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Christopher Nolan thriller Tenet to open in 70 countries, including Singapore

Christopher Nolan thriller Tenet to open in 70 countries, including Singapore

Actors Elizabeth Debicki (left) and John David Washington in a scene from Tenet. (Photo: Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros Entertainment via AP)

Director Christopher Nolan's thriller Tenet, delayed several times by the coronavirus pandemic, will debut in cinemas in over 70 countries starting Aug 26, AT&T Inc's Warner Bros. movie studio said on Monday (Jul 27).

The film is scheduled to open in Singapore on Aug 27. 

FILE PHOTO: 71st Cannes Film Festival - Screening of the new print of the film "2001: A Space Odyssey" presented as part of Cinema Classic - Red Carpet Arrivals - Cannes, France, May 13, 2018 - Director Christopher Nolan poses. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo

The film will open in select US cities over Labor Day weekend, Warner Bros said in a statement. Labor Day is Sep 7.

The release date is welcome news for movie theatre operators, who are counting on big-budget movies such as Tenet to help lure audiences out of their homes during the pandemic.

READ: US movie theatres implore Hollywood: Release the blockbuster films

Theatres around the world closed in mid-March to help prevent the coronavirus from spreading. Many have reopened around the world with capacity limits and other safeguards, though most cinemas in the United States remain shuttered.

READ: More movie delays: Mulan postponed indefinitely, Top Gun sequel moved to next year

The AMC and Cineworld movie theatre chains last week pushed back the reopening date for their US theatres to at least mid-August from the end of July.

Tenet is a science-fiction spy drama starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson from the British director of hits like The Dark Knight Rises and Inception. Little has been revealed about the plot. The film had originally been scheduled to debut on Jul 17.

(Source: Reuters)

Source: Reuters/sr