Frank Herbert’s Dune 2021 has been in discussion for a film adaptation for so long. Dune was published in 1965. Soon after the publication, they held it for a movie adaptation. The attempts have been made for the same since 1971. However, all failed. Dune was also documented in the documentary film Jodorowsky’s Dune in 2013. Then in 1984, David Lynch came with his adaptation of Dune. Another production came in 2000 on a science fiction channel that Richard P. Rubinstein produced. Now Warner Bros. Pictures have finally come up with the latest adaptation of the Dune movie to be released in October 2021.
Dune 2021 Release Date
Dune fans have been waiting for its release for a while now. It was initially scheduled to release on November 20, 2020. It was then further pushed to December 18. Unfortunately, the global pandemic has caused a delay in its release. But now, creators have revealed the official release date.
Dune is initially scheduled to premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2021. However, Warner Bros have decided the theatrical release in the UK and the US in 3D on October 22, 2021. They have also agreed on a simultaneous release on HBO Max.
Who is in the cast of Dune 2021?
With Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, and Oscar Issac in the lead, Dune is stacked up with incredible talent.
Here is the list of cast:
- Timothèe Chalamet as Paul Atreides
- Zendaya as Chani
- Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides
- Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica
- Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck
- Javier Bardem as Stilgar
- Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho
- Chang Chen as Dr. Wellington Yueh
- Stellan Skarsgard as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
- Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban
- Stephen McKinley Henderson as Thufir Hawat
- Charlotte Rampling as Gaius Helen Mohiam
- Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Dr. Liet- Kynes
- David Dastmalchian as Piter De Vries
The movie crew includes Denis Villeneuve as a director with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, and Eric Roth. Villeneuve is also serving as the producer with Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, and Joe Caracciolo Jr. It has been produced under legendary pictures with Warner Bros. Pictures as its distributor. With a total budget of $165 million, it has a run time of 2 hours 35 minutes.
What is the plot of Dune?
Dune is a science fiction adaptation of the 1965 novel. It expands into multiple planets, families, religions, and political systems in an alternate future. The story revolves around a brilliantly gifted young man named Paul Atreides. As he has been born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, he accepts a proposal to visit a dangerous and deserted planet, Arrakis, aka Dune. However, the environment of Dune, being inhospitable, carries a rich abundance of the substance known as ‘melange.’ This is an incredible resource that can extend human life and enhance consciousness. It can provide superhuman levels and travel faster than light possible.
Though Paul had taken this opportunity to save his family, he gets trapped in a set by his enemies. Later, Paul takes control of the spice mining operation, which leads him and Jessica to a native of Arrakis who lives in the deep desert.
The October movie would be part one of two as initially ordered. It would roughly cover the first half of the novel.
The second movie or the second part has not been finalized yet. Therefore, whether or not it will come depends only on the success of the first.
The movie’s concept is so blockbuster that Legendary Television is also working on a prequel TV series titled Dune: Sisterhood. It will follow the lives of mysterious women that will lead to Dune.
Is there a ‘Dune’ trailer?
The first trailer of Dune was released in September 2020. For the November 2020 release, it was expected to be the official trailer teaser back then. However, when pushed the release, Warner Bros came up with another trailer. It is available on all digital platforms.
We hope it was everything you wanted about Dune. We would come up with further news of the second movie when it arrives.