Denis Villeneuve’s Dune was set to premiere on the Friday before Thanksgiving, November 20, 2020. It’s a prime holiday spot. However, Warner Bros just announced that they are pushing the film back one month to December 18, 2020. Which is, in truth, is another prime holiday spot. It will be released in IMAX and 3D. Warner Bros will still use their November 20th spot for another film. They have not announced which one.
Based on the science fiction classic by Frank Herbert, Dune is a mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, and tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
The film stars Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides. Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac play his parents, and Zendaya will play Paul’s love interest and all around kick-ass Fremen, Chani. Joining them in the cast are Stellan Skarsgård, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, Stephen Henderson, Javier Bardem and Chang Chen.
Villeneuve co-wrote the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. Along with writing and directing the film, Villeneuve serves as producer with Mary Parent, andCale Boyter. Executive producers are Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull, and Kim Herbert for the Herbert family. Hans Zimmer is scoring the film