Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Christopher Nolan’s principle has been further delayed.
These movements occur as the western and southern states experience an increase in coronavirus cases. States like Florida and Texas recorded a record number of new cases last week, while hospitalizations are on the rise in California, a large market that Principle rely on at the box office. Los Angeles also did not give theaters a green light to reopen, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has removed the theater openings from the state’s upcoming phase 4 plans.
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In a press release, Warner Bros. said he was releasing the thriller mid-week to “allow audiences to experience the film at his own pace” and that it would be screened in theaters longer than the normal length of blockbuster films.
The film had been delayed from its original date of July 17 to July 31. The August opening places it at the usual end of the summer box office season and almost guarantees that Disney’s Mulan will also delay its premiere on July 24.
Principle stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branaugh, Dimple Kapadia, Martin Donovan, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Himesh Patel, Clémence Poésy, Denzil Smith and Michael Caine. The film is slated for a theatrical release on August 12.
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