It seems that Dune It will be released in theaters internationally two weeks before hitting HBO Max. While this has yet to be confirmed in an official capacity, there are now rumors that director Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic will be released on big screens everywhere except the US on September 15. This would be two weeks before it hits HBO Max and potentially other streaming platforms outside of the US, giving theaters some much-needed exclusive release time.
The move wouldn’t come as a huge surprise, as Warner Bros 2021 plans to release its entire roster to HBO Max and theaters simultaneously received criticism from several prominent filmmakers, including Dune director Denis Villeneuve. “‘Dune’ is by far the best movie I’ve ever made,” Villeneuve said of the upcoming adaptation. “My team and I dedicated more than three years of our lives to making it a unique experience on the big screen. The image and sound of our film were meticulously designed to be seen in theaters.”
Dune takes place in the distant future of humanity and begins when Duke Leto Atreides accepts the administration of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “the spice”, a life drug, provides superhuman levels of thinking and makes traveling faster than light practical. Although Leto knows that opportunity is an intricate trap set by his enemies, he takes his Bene Gesserit concubine, Lady Jessica, their son and heir Paul, and Arrakis’ most trusted advisers. Leto takes control of the spice mining operation, which is rendered dangerous by the presence of giant sandworms. A bitter betrayal leads Paul and Jessica to the Fremen, Arrakis natives who live deep in the desert.
Paul Atreides, a brilliant and talented young man born in a great destiny beyond his comprehension, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to secure the future of his family and his people. Dune It has been described as the journey of a mythical and emotionally charged hero and is the first of a planned two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal 1965 novel of the same name.
Dune stars a hugely impressive cast alongside Timothée Chalamet, including Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban, Stephen McKinley Henderson as Thufir Hawat, Zendaya as Chani, David Dastmalchian as Piter De Vries, Chang Chen as Dr. Wellington Yueh, Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Dr. Liet-Kynes, Charlotte Rampling as Gaius Helen Mohiam, Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho and Javier Bardem as Stilgar, the leader of the Fremen tribe.
So while international cinemas are supposed to be able to enjoy the wonders of Dune As it heats up in the glow of the big screen on September 15, the film will open in theaters in the United States in IMAX and 3D on October 1, 2021 by Warner Bros. Pictures, as well as a simultaneous month-long release at the streaming service HBO Max. This comes to us courtesy of Boxoffice Pro France.
Topics: Dunes, Cinemas