Dune: the release date slips once again

There seems to be no peace for the blockbuster of Legendary Pictures, Dunes, one of the most anticipated films of the last two years which, once again, slide with its release date at Cinema.

The release date of Dune still slips in the cinema

Warner Bros. has once again postponed the release date of the highly anticipated adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune but, this time, it will not be a one-year delay. Nothing 2022 for Dune but a “simple” 22 October, therefore a delay of 3 weeks compared to 1 October as previously announced.

While Warner Bros’ decision to release Dune and Godzilla vs. Kong as a digital release, on HBO Max on the same day as their theatrical debut, led to some friction with Legendary, the production house behind the films, there doesn’t seem to be any disagreement regarding the decision to delay Dune.

Apparently the decision was necessary due to the postponement of The Many Saints of Newark (a spin-off of The Sopranos), which was moved by a week, from September 24 to October 1, necessitating a further shift of Dune.

Similarly, Clint Eastwood’s next film, Cry Macho, originally slated for the slot that Dune occupies on October 22, will move to September 17.

And let’s hope we no longer have to write news of slips for this highly anticipated film.

Dune plot, details and trailer

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 Atreides house.

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 is 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 ed 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 is Joe Caracciolo, Jr. Executive producers are Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt is Kim Herbert.

The film will be released in theaters with stars and stripes on 22 October 2021.

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