Dune It is one of the most anticipated films of 2021 and little by little we are approaching the release date. Although there are not few people who will rush to theaters to live the experience on the big screen, the coronavirus pandemic is still out there and there are many who will prefer to see it on HBO Max. During a new interview with Total Film, Denis Villeneuve declare what to see Dune on television it seems silly and that everyone should choose movie theaters.
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2020 was a very difficult year for the film industry, but 2021 continues to prove that things are not as good as expected. Last year almost all the releases were postponed, however, recent major releases have not been able to garner as good a revenue as projected at the box office. Dune It could be the same fate: viewers prefer to stay home watching the movie on HBO Max, but that’s what Denis Villeneuve he doesn’t want it to happen. Here are his recent statements:
First of all, the enemy of cinema is the pandemic. That is what happens. We understand that the film industry is under tremendous pressure right now. I understand that. The way it happened, I’m still not happy. Frankly, watching Dune on a TV, the best thing I can compare it to is driving a motorboat in your bathtub. It’s ridiculous to me. It is a movie that has been made as a tribute to the big screen experience.
Dune, the novel of Frank Herbert , presents a spectacular story that was long thought impossible to bring to the big screen. Denis Villeneuve has worked hard to put his vision on camera and fans of the director have no doubt that the final product will be as great as it is on the pages. Unfortunately, the film has the pandemic in the middle, a situation that could bring horror numbers during its time at the box office; It is clear that if COVID-19 had never arrived, the story of Paul Atreides on the big screen would be completely successful, for the moment we only have uncertainty.
The words of Denis Villeneuve invite us to enjoy Dune on the big screen on October 22, the date on which it will hit the billboard. During the same interview, the director assured that Warner is delighted with the film and that they want the sequel, but for the dream to come true it will be necessary to observe the numbers at the box office; if they are not encouraging, it is likely that the planned adaptations of Dune never make it to the set.
Dune of Denis Villeneuve It will introduce us to the story of Paul Atreides, heir to a noble house who travels to the desert planet of Arrakis to control the production of the melange spice, all under the rule of the Padishah Emperor; but the Atreides know that a dark plot lurks in the background, with the evil Baron Harkonnen as the main antagonist. The film has a spectacular cast led by Timothée Chalamet Y zendaya, youth stars that will surely attract the attention of the target audience.
Before hitting theaters on October 22, Dune It will premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 3, an event in which it could receive an award that increases expectations and therefore the box office. We hope things turn out well and the world does not run out of adaptations of the literary sequels; there is a long story ahead that deserves to be told on the big screen.
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