Seth Rogen shades Christopher Nolan over Tenet’s release amid the coronavirus pandemicBlau Medical News
Seth Rogen has taken a dig at Christopher Nolan, after Tenet was due to be the first film released in cinemas amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Tenet, which was later pushed back, was initially going to be released theatrically as soon as cinemas were allowed to reopen – and Seth made his opinion known on the matter.
Seth, whose film An American Pickle will be the first original film released on HBO Max on August 6, decided against a theatrical release for the movie.
He told The Hollywood Reporter that he and his production company were looking to Christopher for how to navigate movie releases amid the pandemic.
Seth explained: ‘I’m waiting to see what Chris Nolan does. “WWCND” is basically what we’re saying at all times.
‘”What would Chris Nolan do?” For a while, it seemed like the answer was to kill his greatest fans. But that’s not the answer of today, it seems, so that’s good.
‘But we have no idea. We don’t want to be the first to rush into anything.’
Seth admitted that he and his production company – Point Grey Pictures which was founded by him and Evan Goldberg – have played it by ear amid the ongoing crisis.
He explained: ‘We’ve never been people with a long-term strategy, because in the film industry, it’s silly.
‘We just always did whatever seemed exciting to us and seemed like we could potentially sell it to somebody.’
Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited film Tenet has been pushed back three times amid the pandemic, originally slated for a July release, before it was moved to August and finally September.
While cinemas have been allowed to reopen in many places around the world – albeit with social distancing measures in place – the closures have meant many film releases have been pushed back.
Production on upcoming movies was also halted for several months as cases of coronavirus spread rapidly around the world, with filming only being allowed to resume recently, with precautions in place to protect the cast and crew.
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