There are big hopes for this Christopher Nolan movie that it would be what the cinema industry needs to have a revival. Tickets went on sale at both the Vue and Cineworld cinema chains on the 12th of August. It has been a very difficult time for the cinema industry as covid-19 massed millions and millions of pounds in lost revenue for the entertainment industry as a whole and with big blockbuster releases like Mulan going straight onto streaming networks. Vue opened 10 of its 90 cinemas on the 7th of August but plans to have them all open by the 26th for Tenet.
Tenet was scheduled to be released on the 17th of July but due to Covid-19 was of the slate and now Warner Bros have announced this new date.
Tenet is a sci-fi thriller in which the main protagonist, played by John David Washington, chooses death over giving up his colleagues. Except after his death, he comes back to life and works for an organization called the Afterlife.
The organization uses time travel technology to change catastrophic events that could lead to WWIII. Washington’s job is to prevent the world from going at each other’s throats, and using cutting edge technology to do so. Warner Bros are not giving much away but their official press info reads, “Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.”
Alongside Washington the stars include Robert Pattinson, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh. Let’s hope this is the kick the industry needs.