The release date of their much-awaited film Dune was pushed back by Warner Brothers. Initially set to release on November 20th, 2020 the date has been pushed to December 18th, 2020. While the shift was not big, Warner Bros is holding onto the date for the release of one of their other film, which remains unnamed.
Surprisingly the new release date puts the film up against Sony’s Uncharted starring Tom Holland, and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.
The shift in the release dates has made many ask if the Dune show series, the pilot of which will also be directed by Denis Villeneuve, be changed too. The director serves as an executive producer for the series as well. Villeneuve has shared previously this to be his dream project after the Arrival director came on board to direct the reboot.
Based on Frank Herbert’s novel, the film is set to star Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem. The reboot film is supposed to span at least two films, covering the novel. Brian Herbery, the son of Frank Herbert, has been a part of the production. David Dastmalchian, the star of the adaptation, has shared his adoration for the original work and said he and the director are trying to make it completely true to the book. The film has already been claimed by many to be a Sci-Fi masterpiece, a generation in the making. Dune is the most famous sci-fi novel of all time and has been considered impossible to adapt into a film.
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— SusanV (@zsuzsanna_virag) August 2, 2019
Fun fact the book was released on August 1st, 1965, 54 years ago. If you have not read this masterwork yet, get to it before the film releases.