Here is all you need to know about the release date, plot, cast, summary, trailer, and everything else about the Dune 2020 movie.
Dune is once again being brought back to life after director Denis Villeneuve took up the project. This is the second time Frank Herbert's six-book long science-fiction saga is being brought back to life on the big screen, the first being David Lynch’s 1984 version preceding it. Villeneuve’s adaptation of Dune will stick closely to Herbert’s novels as it tells the story of noble families warring for control of the planet Arrakis. But this is Villeneuve, people. It may stick to the source material, but we should expect it to have the look and feels of a Villeneuve production. The movie has been in production since 2018, but there hasn’t been too much revealed about the film’s look, the design of the world of Arrakis, or the actual characters.
No teasers or pictures from the movie has also been released yet, but that will very likely change after but there hasn’t been too much revealed about the film’s look, the design of the world of Arrakis, or the actual characters. Back in 2019, a TV spinoff titled Dune: The Sisterhood was announced and it focused on the story of Bene Gesserit. In July, Herbert’s son, Brian Herbert tweeted that he has signed on a new Dunefranchise contract which could put yet another spinoff TV series into pre-production in addition to the in-development video game and tabletop game based on the series. Seems like the Dune Universe is coming together pretty nicely and now, all we need is some information on Villeneuve’s film, which seems poised to kick it all off. Let's see what we know about the upcoming Dune movie and below are all the details.
The slated release date for the movie as of now is November 20, 2020. The timing is an important factor to notice here because it is scheduled to arrive in theaters at the beginning of the holiday box office season. This slot means expectations are high for Dune and we all have our fingers crossed.
There is no trailer for the movie yet, but since the given release date of the movie is November 2020, we could get a first-look teaser as early as November or December 2019 which would help build curiosity and momentum for the film and a full-length trailer can be expected to be released sometime around spring or summer of 2020.
Denis Villeneuve is directing Dune and this movie is going to be a follow-up of 2016's 'Arrival', starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. Dune will mark the third time Villeneuve has adapted a literary work for the film, previously adapting Ted Chiang’s short story “The Story of Your Life” into Arrival and Jose Saramago’s Enemy in the film of the same name starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The director in question here is no stranger into distinct touches in his movie. The cinematography of the movie is handled by Roger Deakins and the audience of the movie should definitely buckle up because whatever Villeneuve serves up, it is going to be very exciting to behold.
The plot of the movie revolves around Paul Atreides, a young nobleman whose family is just one of a number of several noble families clashing over the control of the planet Arrakis. Arrakis is considered to be a pretty unique planet because of a drug known as “melange” or “the spice” is produced there, which gives its user the ability to see the future, to travel across space, and even an extended life. Paul inherited the entire planet and that brings him to the forefront of conflict with other rulers known as House Harkonnen. Paul is believed to be the Kwisatz Haderach, a messianic character known to the people of the Bene Gesserit region who worship it and believe it will lead them to freedom.
The primary question here is, who is not a part of this movie? It has a star-studded cast that includes Timothee Chalamet as “Paul Atreides”, Zendaya as “Chani”
Rebecca Ferguson as “Lady Jessica”, Oscar Isaac as “Duke Leto Atreides”, Stellan Skarsgård as “Baron Harkonnen”, Javier Bardem as “Stilgar, Josh Brolin as “Gurney Halleck”, and Jason Momoa as “Duncan Idaho”. Apart from that, the cast also includes Charlotte Rampling, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Babs Olusanmokun. Needless to say, that is one hell of a casting!
There is more than a years time to catch up to this franchise and if you are feeling a little more ambitious, you can do a deep dive into the world of Herbert's books. There are six novels in the Dune series to keep you busy. If you want more, check out Lynch’s adaptation of Dune as a way of familiarizing yourself with the characters.