Tenet, the blockbuster spy thriller by Christopher Nolan, was recently released to strong reviews – and hopes it can save vulnerable cinemas from financial doom after coronavirus obliterated the movie industry.
But one person definitely won’t be seeing it on the big screen: Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson.
Speaking on Twitter earlier this month, the movie mogul said: ‘Don’t go see Tenet or any other movie in a theater.
‘There, I said it.’
He later added the caveat: ‘speaking to my fellow Americans of course.’
Hammering home his point, Derrickson then shared an AC Club article titled: ‘Please don’t go to a movie theater’, quoting an expert who says: ‘It’s just about the last thing I’d do right now.’
Earlier this month, the US surpassed 5 million coronavirus cases – a quarter of worldwide cases.
Tenet stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson and was released in UK cinemas on 26 August. A US cinema release will follow on September 3.
The film has been hailed as ‘another mind-bending wonder that delves into the intricacies of physics while delivering a fast-paced action thriller. […]
‘Tenet delivers a mix of outstanding performances and unforgettable inverted sequences in another masterpiece of film making that will leave you on the edge of your seat.’
Derrickson’s other movies include Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Doctor Strange, which starred Benedict Cumberbatch, came out in 2016.
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