Warner Bros on Thursday delayed the release of Christopher Nolan thriller "Tenet" for a second time due to the coronavirus outbreak. Tenet is now scheduled to reach cinemas on August 12, the company said in a statement.
"Warner Bros is committed to bringing Tenet to audiences in theaters, on the big screen, when exhibitors are ready and public health officials say it's time," a spokeswoman said.
Tenet is one of the big-budget movies that theater operators are counting on to lure audiences back to cinemas following a worldwide shutdown earlier this year.
The movie is a science-fiction spy drama starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson from the British director of hits like "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Inception." Little has been revealed about the plot. The film had originally been scheduled to debut on July 17.
Warner Bros said it planned to keep Tenet in theaters "over an extended play period far beyond the norm" after its debut.