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New Delhi: In less than eight hours after the new trailer of Christopher Nolan’s movie Tenet released Friday, there were over three million views on Twitter and more than 800 thousand on YouTube.

The movie, starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, along with actors Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clemence Poesy, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh is said to be an espionage, ‘time inversion‘ flick.

Produced by Warner Brothers Pictures, the movie’s earlier trailer had originally shown 17 July 2020 as its release date but the new one only says ‘coming to cinemas‘.

Warner Bros. reportedly needs 80 per cent of the world’s cinemas to be functional to release Tenet in July. It might postpone release if enough theatres do not reopen in time. The likelihood of Indians being able to watch the movie in July is less given the country’s pandemic situation.

When the earlier trailer for the movie was released, in December 2019, Nolan had said that it was his most ambitious project. “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.”

Known for directing the Batman trilogy, Interstellar and Dunkirk, Nolan has won 10 Oscars and got 34 nominations so far.

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Delays due to Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has infected more than five million people across the world, many directors have delayed or opted for release of their films via over-the-top (OTT) platforms.

Among the movies which have been delayed for a theatrical release are Top Gun: Maverick. The highly anticipated sequel to the 1986 movie was slated to release on 24 June. However, it has been moved to 23 December 2020.

Similarly the latest edition of Fast and Furious (9), which was to release in May this year has been pushed to 2 April 2021. The sequel to Wonder Woman which was to release on 5 June has been shifted to 14 August 2020.

In India, Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo, starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan, which was to have a theatrical release will now be launched on Amazon Prime. The movie is slated to air on 12 June.

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