‘Dune’ Release Pushed to October 2021

dune release date

The bad news for movie theaters in 2020 continues as DuneDenis Villeneueve‘s star-studded sci-fi epic, vacates its December 2020 release date and moves to October of next year. Dune joins an ever-growing number of big movies that have been pushed into next year due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. For now, Warner Bros. will hang their 2020 winter box office hopes on Wonder Woman 1984, which is still set to open on December 25. But, as we all know by now, that could change.

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2020 Dune Action Figures

The symbiotic relationship between merchandise and movies can be a frustrating one. Most times, action figures and other assorted collectibles arrive on shelves roughly a month or so before the movie that inspired them actually hits theaters. For established franchises, this isn’t all that big of a deal, because fans will always be hungry for the latest Star Wars, Marvel, and DC Comics action figures. But for other movies, such as the latest big screen adaptation of Dune, it’s not so easy.

Dune has a bit of an uphill battle to convince fans to see it in theaters, especially in the age of coronvirus. And in the case of the upcoming McFarlane Toys action figures for Denis Villeneuve‘s adaptation of Frank Herbert‘s book, fans have to decide whether they want to take a chance on buying action figures for a movie that they might not fall in love with. But by the time they make up their mind, getting their hands on these Dune action figures may not be so easy. Either way, check them out below. Read More »

jodorowsky on dune

Surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s unmade movie adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune is one of the all-time great “what ifs” in cinematic history, so I suppose it’s only natural that someone would ask him what he thinks about the new trailer that was released for Denis Villeneueve’s upcoming adaptation. And while Jodorowsky had some nice things to say about his fellow director, it also sounds like he was a little underwhelmed by what he saw in the trailer. Read More »

dune trailer pink floyd

With the release of the buzzy Dune trailer last week, director Denis Villeneuve paid subtle homage to one of the past failed adaptations of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi tome. The trailer featured a choral cover of the Pink Floyd song “Eclipse,” from the English band’s 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon.

But it was more than just a creepy cover of a rock song that makes the choice of Pink Floyd a surprising fit for the Dune trailer. Back in the ’70s, when Alejandro Jodorowsky famously attempted to make his own Dune adaptation, the director planned to hire Pink Floyd to compose the score. That movie never came to be, but its memory lives on in Villenueve’s Dune trailer with the “Eclipse,” cover, which composer Hans Zimmer confirmed was conceived by him and created remotely over FaceTime.

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Dune trailer side by side

Earlier this week, the movie gods gave us a treat: the trailer for Denis Villeneuve‘s highly anticipated film adaptation of Dune, based on the classic science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert. The book has long been considered to be virtually unfilmable – but that hasn’t stopped multiple directors from trying over the years. Alejandro Jodorowsky gave it a shot but couldn’t get it over the finish line (as detailed in the 2014 documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune), while David Lynch actually succeeded in bringing the story to the big screen in 1984. (The movie was a box office bomb, but at least he finished it!)

In the wake of the excellent new trailer, someone has created a video which places the new Dune trailer side by side with similar shots from Lynch’s version of the story. Check out the comparison below.
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Dune trailer breakdown

Director Denis Villeneuve has given Dune the blockbuster treatment, and today’s newly released trailer makes it look like one of the biggest movie events of 2020. But if you’ve never read Frank Herbert’s 1960s sci-fi classic, there’s a good chance you were bowled over by the visuals in that trailer but were left wondering what exactly is happening in this story. That’s where we come in. Join us as we go through some of the trailer’s biggest beats and explain what’s going on. Read More »

dune interview

Denis Villeneuve is one of the most exciting filmmakers working today, and it looks like his hot streak is going to continue with his next big movie.

As of a few weeks ago, the filmmaker behind Arrival, Sicario, and Blade Runner 2049 was still hard at work on Dune, the first part of a planned two-movie adaptation of Frank Herbert’s massively influential 1960s sci-fi novel. But even though he’s in a self-described “sprint to finish the movie” before its December release date due to complications from the COVID-19 pandemic, Villeneuve and several members of the cast participated in a press conference last month, where they unveiled an early look at the trailer and explained what we can expect from this long-awaited big-screen adventure. Here’s what we learned from the event. Read More »

dune movie themes

Frank Herbert’s seminal 1965 science fiction novel Dune has long been considered a dense, sprawling, essentially unadaptable narrative, with the wreckage of several mediocre-to-disastrous attempts serving as a warning about the perils of trying to bring this story to the big screen. But it looks like director Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049, Sicario) has finally done the story justice, because the film’s first trailer has arrived, and wow, this thing rules. Feast your eyes on one of the best trailers of the year below. Read More »

Dune Teaser

Those lucky enough to see Tenet in theaters have been treated to the first footage from Denis Villeneuve‘s upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune. Weirdly enough, it’s actually a theatrical teaser that announces the impending arrival of the full trailer, which will show up online tomorrow, September 9. But since not a lot of people are going to the movies right now, Warner Bros. has provided a different sneak peek at the movie with a Dune teaser that has a snippet of footage and a certain piece of dialogue that fans will be very excited to hear. Read More »

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David Lynch's Dune

Director David Lynch’s Dune is among the most famous box office bombs in Hollywood history. The eclectic filmmaker behind films like Mulholland Dr and Blue Velvet did not have final cut on his film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel, and Lynch even had his name removed from a version of it that was later edited for television. Seeing the film morph into something beyond his control was clearly a painful experience for him, but the finished version wasn’t a total loss – in fact, new Dune director Denis Villeneuve thinks the Lynch adaptation is pretty good. Read More »