We’ve been stuck in the house for MONTHS at this point. In a COVID world, all of our entertainment has been consumed via TV, whatever streamers we subscribe to, and the occasional VOD release. But as many states are entering whatever phase they are in, life will (hopefully) return back to normal. And normal for us film lovers, means being able to go back to the movie theaters. And it seems that Warner Bros is single-handedly trying to salvage that experience for all of us.
We already know that Tenant’s July 17th release date has been pushed back a couple of weeks, delaying everyone’s chance to get out of the house and back in the theaters. It appears that the WB is working on overdrive to have us once again fall in love with the theater-going experience. According to SlashFilm, to help kickstart excitement for everyone going back to the theaters, Warner Bros is re-releasing Inception in theaters on July 17th to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the mind-boggling dreamscape thriller. And for the first time, audiences will be able to finally see footage for the upcoming Dune film from Denis Villeneuve. There will be some footage as well for Wonder Woman 1984, Godzilla vs. Kong and others, but this will be the first time we get to see anything from Dune, which is probably good enough to put some butts in seats. Warner Bros gave the announcement via press release:
“This special anniversary theatrical event will also give audiences a never-before-seen look at footage from Nolan’s highly anticipated film Tenet, which will debut worldwide two weeks later, on July 31. Moviegoers will also be treated to an exclusive sneak peek of select films on Warner Bros.’ upcoming slate.”
In addition to the Nolan sci-fi thriller, they have other heavy hitters on the horizon including Wonder Woman 1984 and Godzilla vs. Kong. But no movie is more anticipated probably this year more than Dune. Once considered “unfilmable” (although it had uneven adaptions by David Lynch and the SyFy Channel), the Denis Villeneuve adaptation of the science-fiction classic is still on board for a December 18th release date. Normally, a trailer would have been seen by now for such an anticipated film, but these aren’t normal times. Lucky for us, Warner Bros is sweetening the pot a little bit for us. Hopefully, soon enough, we will get a full trailer for the Denis Villeneuve flick, but in the meantime, we will be able to get our first look at the Atreides and Harkonnen families, the Bene Gesserit … and some sandworms!!!
The Inception re-release hits theaters July 17th and Tenant hits theaters July 31st.