At the time, Zimmer had been approached by Christopher Nolan for composing on his then upcoming film Tenet, but Zimmer opted for Dune as he stated he has a personal love for the book. The series will focus on the Bene Gesserit and serve as a prequel to the film. The release of sci-fi epic "Dune" has been delayed until next October, according to Deadline. It's a world that takes its power in details. Denis Villeneuve is directing this latest adaptation of Frank Herbert's influential 1960s sci-fi novel. Dune’s date of release on HBOMax. Dune had originally been scheduled for release on 18th December 2020, but speculation arose that it could be delayed after Tenet’s somewhat underwhelming performance at … [23] Dune will be produced by Villeneuve, Mary Parent, and Cale Boyter, with Tanya Lapointe, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Kim Herbert, Thomas Tull, Jon Spaihts, Richard P. Rubinstein, John Harrison and Herbert W. Gain serving as executive producers and Kevin J. Anderson as creative consultant. It is the first of a planned two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert, which will cover roughly the first half of the book. So it's like, I remember being half-satisfied", and that there was "still a movie that needs to be made about that book, just a different sensibility. A bitter betrayal leads Paul and Jessica to the Fremen, natives of Arrakis who live in the deep desert. Per Collider, Dune has been delayed from mid-December all the way to October 1, 2021. [57] Primary filming was completed in July 2019. The release of sci-fi epic "Dune," from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, has been pushed back to October 2021, according to Deadline. Shortly after publication in 1965, Dune was identified for potential film prospects, and the rights to adapt the novel to film have been held by several producers since 1971. [71], On February 26, 2019, Funcom announced that it was entering into an exclusive partnership with Legendary Entertainment to develop games related to the upcoming Dune films. [58][59] Additional filming took place in Budapest in August 2020 but is not expected to alter the release date of the film. [6] There have been two separate live-action adaptations released prior to this film; 1984's Dune directed by David Lynch,[7][8] and a 2000 miniseries on the Sci Fi Channel, which was produced by Richard P. Rubinstein, who held the Dune film rights since 1996. This would not apply to Legendary's other release, Godzilla vs. Kong, which may stay with the hybrid release format due to its May 21, 2021 release date. [36], While Villeneuve had seen Lynch's adaptation of Dune and he respected both Lynch and the film, he does not expect to build upon any elements from that, saying that "I'm going back to the book, and going to the images that came out when I read it" when he was a teenager. Confirming the rumors, Warner Bros. has officially delayed Denis Villeneuve's Dune to next year, taking away yet another anticipated 2020 release. "[18] By February 2017, Brian Herbert, son of Frank and author of later books in the Dune series, confirmed that Villeneuve would be directing the project. In industry-shaking news, WB will release highly anticipated movies including Dune, The Matrix 4, The Suicide Squad, Mortal Kombat and more at … [36] As of May 2020, the series was set to begin filming on November 2, 2020, in Budapest and Jordan. [21] In January 2019, Joe Walker was confirmed to be serving as the film's editor. [4][5] Famously, filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky had acquired the rights in the 1970s to make an extravagant ten-hour adaptation of the book, but the project fell apart. Confirming the rumors, Warner Bros. has officially delayed Denis Villeneuve's Dune to next year, taking away yet another anticipated 2020 release. Dune [9], In 2008, Paramount Pictures announced that they had a new feature film adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune in development with Peter Berg set to direct. [2], Warner Bros. announced in December 2020 that, as for all of its other planned 2021 films, Dune will be streamed simultaneously on the HBO Max service for a period of one month, after which the film will be removed until the normal home media release schedule period, following a similar release pattern that Warner Bros. used for Wonder Woman 1984. [76], In September 2020, McFarlane Toys announced a line of 7-inch figures modeled after characters from the film. The first of two Dune films was slated for release on December 18, 2020. The film from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures has already had its release pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. The film stars an ensemble cast including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem. The effort to make the film later was documented in the documentary film Jodorowsky's Dune released in 2013. Now He's About to Take the Next Step", "Denis Villeneuve officially set to direct, "Academy Award-Winning DP Roger Deakins Will Not Team With Denis Villeneuve On, "Everything We Know So Far About Denis Villeneuve's, "Cameras Roll on Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment's Epic Adaptation of, "Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Star in Denis Villeneuve's. "[35] In November 2019, Spaihts stepped down as showrunner on the Dune: The Sisterhood TV prequel series to focus on the second film. Related: Dune Trailer Reveals Epic Sci-Fi Movie & GIANT Sandworms. [66][24][67] The film was then delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this time to October 1, 2021, taking over the release date slot of The Batman, where it will be theatrically released in IMAX and 3D. [80], In June 2019, it was announced that Legendary Television will be producing a spin-off television series, Dune: The Sisterhood, for WarnerMedia's streaming service, HBO Max. It was originally slated to open in movie theaters next month. Topics Movies. "[28] Lady Jessica was given an expanded role as a soldier as well as being part of the Bene Gesserit, which the studio labeled as a "warrior priestess", comparing to the joking label of "space nun" that Villeneuve felt the book gave across. Dune movie release date pushed back to 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic. [10] Berg left the project in October 2009,[11] with director Pierre Morel brought on to direct in January 2010,[12] before Paramount dropped the project in March 2011 as they could not come to key agreements with their rights expiring back to Rubinstein. He stated that "I would not agree to make this adaptation of the book with one single movie" as Dune was "too complex" with "power in details" that a single film would fail to capture. [36] In June 2020, cinematographer Greig Fraser said, "It's a fully formed story in itself with places to go. Dune was originally scheduled to be released on November 20, 2020, but was pushed back to December 18, 2020. Anderson. Dune … Choir members gathered in groups of four over eight separate sessions in Santa Monica at Zimmer's Remote Control studio while Zimmer conducted from home. RELEASE DATE: November 5, 2021 [50] Stephen McKinley Henderson joined in March,[25] with Chang Chen entering negotiations. According to the director, he also learned of the decision at the same time as the rest of the world, when the press release … [52] Duncan-Brewster's casting was confirmed in April 2020. [64], For the first Dune trailer, Zimmer supervised a 32-person choir via FaceTime (necessitated by COVID-19 restrictions) for the recording of a cover of Pink Floyd's song "Eclipse". [46] In February 2019, Javier Bardem,[47] Josh Brolin,[48] Jason Momoa,[49] and David Dastmalchian were cast. "Dune" is the latest would-be blockbuster to see its release pushed back. It could not get released in the theatres as they have been closed for months due to the COVID-19 situation. A representative for Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC. But, it’s good news! [73] A three-part graphical novel adaption of the books is being written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson with illustrations by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín, with plans to be published by Abrams Books starting in October 2020 to tie into the film's release. Pierra Willix. [77] As of September 2020, the line was slated for a Fall release. [28] Dr. Liet Kynes, the ecologist on Arrakis who is male in the novel, was also given to a female lead Sharon Duncan-Brewster to help expand the cast diversity. [16] In September 2016, Villeneuve expressed his interest in the project, saying that "a longstanding dream of mine is to adapt Dune, but it's a long process to get the rights, and I don't think I will succeed. film Dune being released directly on the small screen. Find where to watch Dune (2020) in New Zealand. "[38] Further, Villeneuve does not plan to incorporate concepts that Jodorowsky had laid out for his attempt for a Dune film in the mid-1970s, as Villeneuve stated that "Jodorowsky is a very unique visionary. Dune movie trailer release date REVEALED: ‘First teaser will MELT faces and BLOW minds’ DUNE trailer release date and description have been revealed for the new Timothée Chalamet sci-fi epic. [25][51], In July 2019, reported that the film would "gender swap" the character Liet-Kynes by casting Sharon Duncan-Brewster in the role. [28] According to Duncan-Brewster, Villeneuve felt it was necessary to capture the essence of the character from the book, but was not necessary to remain consistent with all other facets, and thus opted for this change. [24][25] Game of Thrones language creator David Peterson was confirmed to be developing languages for the film in April 2019. Dune’s release has been delayed for months due to the worldwide pandemic. [72], Other Dune franchise works, unrelated to the film, are planned to be released near the same time as the film. It's a fully standalone epic film that people will get a lot out of when they see it". All Rights Reserved. [78] He explained, "I would not agree to make this adaptation of the book with one single movie", says Villeneuve. [28], In July 2018, it was reported that Timothée Chalamet had entered final negotiations to play the lead in the film, Paul Atreides. [62][63], Hans Zimmer affirmed he would be scoring Dune near the start of the film's production in March 2019.