No other great sci-fi book-to-film adaptation has achieved the status of Dune. The classic novel by Frank Herbert has been adapted for the big screen several times, including a David Lynch film. However, the next live-action Dune version will be the most significant to yet. There are a few things you should know about the next Dune movie before it hits theatres on August 17.
What’s the Dune movie all about?
An epic space opera set in the far future, Dune takes place on many worlds and involves characters from various families, faiths, and political systems across the galaxy. According to the summary provided by Warner Bros., the following may be found in the movie:
When Paul Atreides, a smart and gifted young man born into a great destiny, must travel to the most hazardous planet in the cosmos to guarantee the future of his family and people, Dune depicts a mythological and emotionally charged hero’s journey.
Only those who can overcome their fear will be able to survive as evil powers fight for control of the planet’s only supply of the most valuable resource—a commodity that holds the key to unleashing humanity’s full potential. Giant sandworms are also in the film, however, they’re only briefly mentioned.
When will the Dune movie release?
In September, Dune will make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, but moviegoers will have to wait a bit longer to see it. The release date of Dune has been postponed many times in the last year, as has been the case with numerous other films.
The release date has been set for the 21st of October in the United States and international regions. As a result of lockdowns in several jurisdictions, Dune’s Australian theatre release date has been postponed until December 2, 2021.
Who will be casting for the Dune movie?
If you liked the premise, the cast list will excite you even more. As previously stated, Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya are the film’s prominent performers, with Chalamet playing Paul Atreides and Zendaya as Chani.
Rebecca Ferguson, from The Greatest Showman, plays Lady Jessica, while Jason Momoa, from Avatar, as Duncan Idaho. Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgrd, Javier Bardem, and Sharon Duncan-Brewster round out the cast as the film’s supporting players.
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What to expect from the plotline?
A faraway interstellar civilization is seen in Dune via the eyes of Paul Atreides, the novel’s central character. His destiny is set from the start: he must journey to a hazardous planet in search of an immensely valuable resource that will ensure the survival of his people. Things don’t go as planned as other powers vie for control of the elusive planet. Paul must overcome his own fears to live.