Denis Villeneuve’s Dune was among the big 2020 films that saw its release date deferred due to the Covid pandemic. Subsequent to being moved to October first, Dune’s release has been pushed back once more, this chance to October 22nd, Variety reports. The move was one of a few releases Warner Bros. rescheduled, with the Clint Eastwood-directed Cry Macho moved to September seventeenth, and The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel to The Sopranos, moved to October 1st.
The adaptation of the 1965 Frank Herbert science fiction classic has an all-star cast that incorporates Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, and Javier Bardem. Dune is scheduled to be the first of two movies dependent on the book. The film coming out in October (now, in any case) will cover the enormous novel’s first half, while a second as-yet-unnamed film is wanted to cover the rest. There was additionally an HBO Max prequel series in the works.
Dune is among the forthcoming Warner Bros. movies scheduled to debut on HBO Max simultaneously it hits theaters. That controversial decision declared by Warner Bros. in December, didn’t agree with numerous in the industry including Villenueve. He impacted the studio’s then-parent organization AT&T, saying in a Variety op-ed that it had “hijacked one of the most respectable and important studios in film history.” AT&T reported in May that it would spin off its WarnerMedia business to merge it with TV organization Discovery.
Dune is as yet planned to have its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in September.