Good news for those who feared that Dune will end on HBO Max due to the pandemic, it seems that Warner has come to his senses. Through a new report from Deadline it is confirmed that the long-awaited adaptation of Denis Villeneuve It will have an exclusive release in cinemas, a plan that was assimilated from the beginning but was interrupted for a time due to the coronavirus pandemic. The studio announced a few weeks ago that the film would hit HBO Max and theaters simultaneously, fortunately, the senior gentlemen of the company have made a sensible decision.
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Dune filming was completed in 2019 and its theatrical release was originally planned for December 2020. When the global health crisis began the film’s fate became uncertain; several months later Warner announced a delay to avoid losses, after all, this film represents the beginning of a powerful franchise, the adaptation of one of the most prominent science fiction novels of the genre. Even Villeneuve was furious when he learned that Warner intended to launch his work on streaming platforms. This movie is an experience made for theaters.
In accordance with Deadline, Dune It will premiere in September during the Venice Film Festival’s screenings, one month before its official release in theaters around the world. The source maintains that the date for his arrival on the HBO Max platform has yet to be defined, but it will be long after the appearance on the billboard. What Dune being able to reach theaters as planned before represents a relief for networks around the world, as well as a clue about the good direction that the health crisis has taken thanks to the distribution of vaccines.
Dune is the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), the young heir to a powerful family whose leader accepts the management of the desert planet Arrakis, along with the businesses that belong to the melange spice. The novel is set ten thousand years in the future, with humans unfolding through a feudal-style galactic empire. An unexpected and divine future awaits the inexperienced Paul, becoming ally and enemies as they try to confront the musings of the Harkonnen, the family that wants to see the Atreides subdued.
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The adaptation of Denis Villeneuvee has in the main role Timothée Chalamet, an actor who delighted the fans with his signing but who is actually quite old for the character; remember that in the novel Paul is 15 years old, while Chalamet is already 25. Other actors present in the production are Oscar Isaac (Leto Atreides), Rebecca ferguson (Lady Jessica), Jason momoa (Duncan Idaho), Zendaya (Chani), Josh brolin (Gurney Halleck), Javier Bardem (Stilgar), Stellan Skarsgård (Baron Vladimir Harkonnen), David dastmalchian (Piter De Vries) and many more. As we can see, it is a movie full of great stars.
The new movie of Denis Villeneuve it is awaited with great expectations. The Canadian director has already proven himself worthy of science fiction thanks to notable installments such as Blade Runner 2049 – 88% Y The arrival – 94%; but with Dune he’s ready to give the world his life’s work: bringing one of the genre’s most memorable stories to the big screen. In the past David lynch He presented his own version but it was mostly a failure and a mistake, and we did not forget about the dreams of Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose strange idea of Jodorowsky’s Dune – 98% it could never be carried out successfully. Will Villeneuve be able to break the curse of the novel by Frank Herbert on the big screen? The film hits theaters on October 1.
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