Christopher Nolan's Tenet pushed to August 12

This is the second time the movie's release is being postponed

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The release of Christopher Nolan's much awaited film Tenet has been pushed further to August 12, Warner Bros confirmed. This is the second time the movie's release is being postponed.

The espionage drama was initially scheduled for release on July 17, but was later pushed to July 31. Movie theatres in the US are set to reopen on July 1.

Speaking about Tenet in December last year, Nolan called it the most ambitious movie he has ever made. The 49-year-old filmmaker said the project, which he also produces alongside his frequent collaborator Emma Thomas, has been mounted on a scale that is "certainly the biggest in terms of international reach".

"We shot in seven countries, all over the place, with a massive cast and huge set pieces. There's no question, it's the most ambitious film we've made," Nolan added.

The trailer of the film had dropped a clue that the movie dealt with 'time inversion' and not time travel. Speaking about it to Entertainment Weekly, Nolan said: “This film is not a time-travel film. It deals with time and the different ways in which time can function. Not to get into a physics lesson, but inversion is this idea of material that has had its entropy inverted, so it’s running backwards through time, relative to us.”

The film features John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Clémence Poésy, Dimple Kapadia, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh among others.

With no end in sight to the pandemic, production houses are further pushing releases even though movie theatre chains announced they would reopen in July 1. Another Warner Bros film, Wonder Woman 1984 was also moved to October 2 from August 14.