'Tenet' sets new UK release date in August and gets IMAX poster

JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON and ROBERT PATTINSON and in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action epic "TENET," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (© 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
John David Washington and Robert Pattinson in Tenet. (Warner Bros. Entertainment)

Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster Tenet is set to be released in the UK on 26 August, Warner Bros has announced.

The film, which stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, had originally been scheduled to launch in July before the pandemic intervened.

Tenet was delayed several times amid spikes in coronavirus cases that kept cinemas closed and last week Warner Bros removed it from the release schedule.

However, the studio revealed on Monday Tenet will open in more than 70 countries around the world on Wednesday, 26 August, including in the UK.

The film will then arrive in the US, the world’s biggest box office market, over Labor Day weekend in select cities, Warner Bros said.

Labor Day is Monday, 7 September. Warner Bros did not say which US cities it was planning on releasing the film in.

IMAX has also launched a new poster for the film, extolling the virtues of seeing it on the largest screen possible.

The IMAX poster for Tenet. (Warner Bros.)
The IMAX poster for Tenet. (Warner Bros.)

Tenet’s plot remains largely under wraps. Set in the world of international espionage, it is set to be one of the biggest films of the year and boasts a star-studded cast including John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Nolan regular Sir Michael Caine.

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News of the film’s release will be warmly received by the cinema industry, which is desperate for blockbuster films to entice customers back inside theatres after months of being closed.