Christopher Nolan’s Tenet scores a China release date
Deadline reports that Warner Bros. Pictures has finally set a release date for Christopher Nolan’s latest sci-fi action feature Tenet at the world’s second biggest film market. The John David Washington-led film is now slated to hit theaters in China on Friday, September 4, a day later than the film’s long-awaited U.S. debut. In addition, Nolan’s Oscar-winning film Inception has also nabbed an August 28, 2020 re-release date in China, where it grossed over $60 million at the Chinese box office in its original 2010 release.
The highly-anticipated mystery project will first open in 70 countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Spain and the U.K. on August 26, with some territories still yet to receive a release date, while select US cities will see the film open on September 3 ahead of the Labor Day weekend.
Tenet will be an international espionage thriller filmed across seven countries. John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) stars, with a supporting cast that includes Robert Pattinson (Good Time), Elizabeth Debicki (Widows), Dimple Kapadia (Fugly), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises) and Kenneth Branagh (Dunkirk).
The director first made an impact in 2001 with his indie film Memento. His next film, Insomnia, was also a modest hit. but it wasn’t until Batman Begins hit theaters in 2005 that Nolan became a box office force in his own right. The Prestige was Nolan’s last movie to gross under $200 million worldwide. His other films include The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Interstellar, and Dunkirk.
Looking to binge-watch some movies? Check out Amazon’s Director’s Collection of Christopher Nolan films here!
Tenet is written by Nolan and will utilize a mixture of IMAX and 70mm film, which is something he’s become famous for. Nolan is the film producer along with his partner Emma Thomas.