Denis Villeneuve's film based on Frank Herbert's famous novel was scheduled for release on December 18.
The date dance continues on the film premiere calendar. If last week we knew that No Time to Die, the new One from James Bond, and Fast & Furious 9: The Fast & Furious series delayed their release dates, now it's Dune moving in the calendar. As reported exclusively by the Collider website, Warner Bros. and Legendary have decided to move the premiere of Denis Villeneuve's highly anticipated super-production to October 1, 2021.
The premiere of the feature film based on Frank Herbert's well-known novel was scheduled for December 18, but it looks like we'll have to wait almost a year to see on the big screen what was one of the most anticipated films for this 2020 marked by COVID-19.
Less than a month has passed since Warner Bros. announced that Wonder Woman 1984 was delaying its premiere to December 25, coinciding with Christmas Day. Since then, as reflected in Collider, the study has been appensessing whether to keep Dune's date. But seeing the evolution of the pandemic in the United States, and the low influx of viewers into movie theaters, they have been forced to change their plans, so as not to risk suffering a hit-and-go.
It seems that in addition to health data, another reason that would have led Warner Bros. has made this decision was the recent announcement of the indefinite closure of the Regal film network in North America and the United Kingdom.
Now all that remains is to wait and cross your fingers so that, as far as possible, the film industry starts to recover. Until then, you can re-watch Dune's trailer on these lines and perhaps take the opportunity to read you Herbert's wonderful sci-fi work, published in 1965, and delve into Arrakis with Paul Atreides.
Let's remember that for his new feature film, Villeneuve has had a luxury cast led by Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Rampling, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, and Stellan Skarsgard.