What Do You Mean “China Is Concerned”?

As the World moves to reopen some of its cinemas this year, the much-anticipated Tenet may not be released in Chinese cinemas due to its run time.

To combat their virus, China has been among the strictest countries in its implementation of new safety measures. One of those measures states that films released in China can’t run for more than two hours.

However, this rule is set to prove problematic for Tenet because its run time is said to be around 150 minutes.

As it stands, it’s not clear whether Nolan would be open to the idea of editing down his movie to align with the Chinese requirements.

Earlier this month, the film’s star John David Washington revealed he won’t even tell his Old Man the plot of the film. The actor, whose dad is Hollywood star Denzel Washington, has promised to remain tight-lipped about the movie until its release. Speaking to IndieWire Washington said –

“I would love to [tell Denzel], but I always feel he [Nolan] is looking at me. Like I’ve been bugged.

“Chris will know, it’ll get out. I don’t want to get waterboarded, so I always tell the truth, and I didn’t say anything.”

China has not set a release date for Tenet as yet and while it’s still currently set for August 12th in the US, it will no doubt be changed up again.

Will Tenet ever be released?