Christopher Nolan's Tenet moves international release date to August 26

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From Digital Spy

Christopher Nolan's Tenet has moved its release date for the millionth third time.

The movie is now aiming to open in more than 70 countries on August 26, followed by select US cities on September 2.

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

While the director and Warner Bros had been hoping that the espionage thriller would be one of the first blockbusters to welcome audiences back to the cinema, the film is now pursuing an unconventional release as it looks to open wherever it can.

This is the third time Tenet, which stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, has had its release date moved, having initially aimed for a July 17 premiere, before it was delayed to July 31, and then August 12. The US release date was later delayed indefinitely earlier this month.

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Warner Bros Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich previously said in a statement: "Our goals throughout this process have been to ensure the highest odds of success for our films while also being ready to support our theatre partners with new content as soon as they could safely reopen.

"We are not treating Tenet like a traditional global day-and-date release, and our upcoming marketing and distribution plans will reflect that," he added.

According to Deadline, if Tenet continues to push its release date back even further, it could prompt UK cinema chains to stay closed for longer, with the blockbuster expected to be a massive draw.

Tenet is now set to arrive in UK and international cinemas on August 26, followed by select US cities on September 2.

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