Dune is set to be one of the biggest movies of the year- so what’s all the fuss about?
An all-star cast and over 30 million views on the trailer alone – Dune is certainly creating a buzz and is one of the most anticipated releases of the year.
The films had a rocky start after facing countless delays, but the finish line is finally in sight with the release date set for October. The movie is the newest adaptation of Frank Herberts sci-fi series with an already huge fan base anxiously awaiting its arrival.
Denis Villeneuve is the man behind it all with the likes of Blade Runner and Arrival already under his belt, and he’s got plans for a second installment already – cue even more excitement.
Watch: Dune Trailer
The book series it’s based off was published in 1965 and is perhaps the greatest sci-fi novel of all time, winning both the Hugo Award and Nebula Award for best novel.
The first book kicked off an entire series that included five more sequels. Its fanbase built through the ’60s and ’70s and has now sold millions of copies worldwide.
This new movie won’t be the first remake, it joins a long line of controversial attempts to adapt Dune into a movie. It was originally turned into a film in 1984 by David Lynch, however, didn’t go down well at all and was deemed the biggest failure in movie history (ouch). The pressures well and truly on this time.
What’s it about?
Dune is set far in the future during the time of intergalactic feuds between powerful noble houses in a fight for control.
On planet Caladan Duke Leto, House Of Atreides, prepares to leave for his new position as governor of Arrakis- a barren desert planet full of valuable resources including a drug called spice that enhances mental abilities and extends life.
The story goes on to follow a young Paul Atreides after his family arrives in Arrakis and is betrayed by the Emperor and their rival house, House Harkonnen. Paul is entrusted with the protection of the valuable assets that are vital elements to the galaxy.
The planet of Arrakis is inhibited by giant sandworms (expect insane graphics) and Fremen, natives of the desert who target Paul as a potential leader of their planet. It all unfolds into a thrilling tale of war and betrayal.
The movie will span over the first half of the novel, with Villeneuve making the decision to split it into two installments in order to tackle such a complex movie.
Our first glimpse at the cast
New character posters have been released giving us an exciting glimpse at the cast in their roles.
Other cast members include Josh Brolin as Gurney, Javier Bardem as Stilgar and Stellan Skarsgård as The Baron.
Talk about an all-star lineup, the bar has already been raised.
Dune release date
After originally being scheduled for December 18th 2020 (thanks a lot COVID) we are absolutely itching for its confirmed release date of October 22nd this year.
It will hit theatres and HBO Max simultaneously.
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