August 6, 2020
Sept. 4 is turning into a pivotal day for Hollywood studios. Warner Bros. announced it would debut director Christopher Nolan’s international espionage thriller Tenet in Chinese theaters Sept. 4. That’s the same day Disney will release Chinese-themed live-action drama Mulan on premium VOD exclusively to Disney+ subscribers for $29.99.
Both Tenet and Mulan have been seen as key pillars to jumpstarting national exhibitors such as AMC Theatres, Regal Cinema and Cinemark.
Warner, which has delayed Tenet three times due to coronavirus-related issues delaying re-opening of movie theaters, is set to begin rolling out the movie on Aug. 26 in several international markets. The studio will also debut the movie on Sept. 3 in select U.S. theaters, such as in Georgia, which approved theatrical re-openings on April 27.