Tenet: Trailer for Christopher Nolan film arrives minus release date

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released in December, however, the new promo does not end with confirmation of the film's scheduled 17 July release date.

The trailer instead merely states it will be "coming to theaters" [sic].

Cinemas around the world are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and it is unclear when they will reopen.

Earlier this month the CEO of the Vue chain expressed hopes it will be able to reopen its cinemas in July.

The Showcase cinemas chain said it was also "working towards" welcoming back customers at the beginning of that month.

The three-minute trailer was launched on the popular video game Fortnite before being made available on the usual social media channels.

, the partnership idea "came from a phone call with Christopher Nolan".

"We were all talking about our love of seeing new trailers in a THEATER and how sad we were that we can't do that right now - but how maybe this could be the next best thing," tweeted its creative director Donald Mustard.

Nolan's previous films include Inception, Interstellar and the Oscar-winning World War II film Dunkirk.

He also directed the three films in the so-called Dark Knight trilogy - Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

According to Tenet's distributor Warner Bros, his new film is "an action epic evolving from the world of international espionage".

Its stars include John David Washington from Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, Twilight's Robert Pattinson and Sir Kenneth Branagh.

According to the new trailer, Sir Kenneth - who also appeared in Dunkirk - plays a "Russian national" who can "communicate with the future".

The trailer sees a character use the word "inversion" alongside scenes in which events appear to play out in reverse.

The trailer features a car chase in which vehicles move both backwards and forwards, close-combat fights and shots of a plane crashing into a hangar.

"This reversing of the flow of time," Washington's character is heard saying. "Doesn't us being here now mean it never happened?"

Reaction on Twitter has been broadly positive, with users variously describing it as "

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"This is Christopher Nolan's world and we're just living in it,"

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