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Doctor Strange director tells US audiences ‘don’t go see Tenet’ in cinemas


Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, and Tenet star John David Washington (Picture: Getty)

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.’

Not Tom Cruise though: he saw it in London this week.

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John David Washington stars in Tenet alongside the likes of Robert Pattinson (Picture: Melinda Sue Gordon)

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Scott Derrickson is also known for directing Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Picture: 2016 Anthony Harvey)

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.

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Benedict Cumberbatch starred in Scott Derrickson’s hit 2016 film Doctor Strange (Picture: Marvel)

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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