Dune Movie Release Date Set for November 2020

attends the Jury opening ceremony during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018 in Cannes, France.

Dune movie release date set for November 2020

Warner Bros. Pictures has set the Dune movie release date! Director Denis Villeneuve’s new adaptation of the classic Frank Herbert novel will arrive in theaters on November 20, 2020. Currently no other film is scheduled for release on that date, but the movie opens just after Paramount’s new Rugrats movie and Universal Pictures’ Red Notice. Dune will also debut five days ahead of an Untitled Disney Animation film.

The new Dune movie will feature an all-star ensemble cast that includes Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: Episode IX), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men), Stellan Skarsgård (Thor), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), Josh Brolin (Sicario), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), and Dave Bautista (Avengers: Infinity War).

Set in the distant future, Dune follows Paul Atreides, whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, jurisdiction over Arrakis is contested among competing noble families. After Atreides is betrayed, he leads a rebellion to restore his family’s reign.

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Dune was previously adapted by David Lynch in 1985, and it was also a series of TV miniseries starting in 2000 on SYFY. Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival director Denis Villeneuve will helm the Dune remake. Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts wrote the script, and it is being produced by Legendary Pictures.

If Dune proves to have better luck at the box office than Lynch’s film, then there’s plenty of material for sequels. Herbert wrote five additional Dune novels before his death in 1986. Herbert’s son, Brian Herbert and novelist Kevin J. Anderson collaborated on a number of Dune books as well. Brian Herbert and Anderson are both involved with the Dune remake, as an executive producer and creative consultant, respectively.

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