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Dune: The director knows we’ll be watching the movie at home, but he’d rather we didn’t

There was a moment, a few months ago, when it seemed impossible that the next film’s Denis Villeneuve, the blockbuster based on the novels of Frank Herbert, Dunes, could arrive in streaming simultaneously with the cinemas. It was simply too big a film to be “wasted” by Warner Bros. through an on-demand broadcast, even in times of pandemic.

Yet, as we later found out, this will not be the case. After a quick appearance at the Venice Film Festival, the film will arrive on October 22 in the stars and stripes cinemas, simultaneously with HBO Max which will broadcast it in streaming (in Italy, however, we will be able to see it in cinemas fortunately with a few weeks of ‘advance).

A decision that doesn’t seem to go down well with director Denis Villeneuve.

“First of all, the enemy of cinema is the pandemic. This is the thing. We understand that the film industry is under tremendous pressure right now. I understand this “Villeneuve said speaking to Total Film. “The way it went, I’m still not happy. Frankly, if you are going to watch Dune on television, the best comparison I can make is that of driving a speedboat in your bathtub. For me it is ridiculous. It is a film that was made as a tribute to the big screen experience ”.

Dune plot, details and release date

Set on the planet Arrakis, we find ourselves exploring the story of two warring galactic royal families, the House of Atreides and the House of Harkonnen. When Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated, his son Paul and wife Jessica escape only to be saved by the Fremen, who become Paul’s personal army against the Harkonnen as they develop powers from the spice, a substance that extends life and makes possible the interstellar travel. A tangled web of royal intrigue is revealed as the Emperor and other cosmic powers attempt to wipe out the house of Atreides.

The protagonist will be Timothée Chalamet, in the role of Paul Atreides. Her mother, Lady Jessica, will be played by Rebecca Ferguson. Duke Leto will have the face of Oscar Isaac, flanked by loyal Gurney Halleck and Duncan Idaho played by Josh Brolin And Jason Mamoa. Zendaya instead it will be Chani, a mysterious Fremen girl who will capture Paul’s interest; the girl’s Fremen tribe will be led by Javier Bardem, in the guise of Stilgar. The main antagonists will be Stellan Skarsgård, the evil Baron Harkonnen, and Dave Bautista, in the guise of his nephew Rabban.

Denis Villeneuve he directed Dunes and co-wrote the script with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth, based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. The film is produced by Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve, Cale Boyter And Joe Caracciolo, Jr. Executive producers are Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt And Kim Herbert.

The release date of Dunes in Italian cinemas is set for next September 16 (in the US it will arrive on October 22).

The film will also be screened out of competition, as a world premiere, at the 78th International Film Festival of the Venice Biennale which will take place from 1 to 11 September 2021.

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