I feel like we've been waiting for this movie for years. COVID pushed the original release date from November 20, 2020, to several new dates in 2020 and 2021, finally landing on October 22, 2021, to avoid competition with the new Bond. Amid the day-and-date shuffling with HBO Max, it was announced it would also go live on streaming with the theatrical release.
This really ticked off director Denis Villeneuve, but the film will be released in select theaters and on HBO Max on October 22, 2021. It will be available on HBO Max’s Ad-Free plan in 4K UHD, HDR10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos (English Only) on supported devices for 31 days from the theatrical release.
Until then, there's a new trailer to tide us over. Check it out!
It's exciting to hear from Zendaya's character Chani, who provides much of the exposition about the Harkonnen abuse of the Fremen tribes on Arakkis. We also get more of an idea of who Chalamet's Paul Atreides is.
It looks like we're getting some more visually stunning work from Villeneuve, too.
Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
'Dune'Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary PicturesDune will now have its world premiere on September 3, 2021, at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.
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