Dune: Theatrical release of the sci-fi epic postponed by almost a year – Gamesaktuell


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The science fiction film Dune by Denis Villeneuve is much longer in coming than previously thought. As Warner Bros. Pictures has announced, the launch is now planned for October 1, 2021 – in almost exactly one year. The reason for the postponement is the current corona pandemic.

It was originally planned that the remake of the science fiction epic Dune will hit local cinemas on December 17, 2020. Only recently there was even the first extensive trailer to see, which should get you in the mood for the film. But for better or worse, the fans have to be patient much longer than previously thought.

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As a current report by Variety magazine shows, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have postponed the theatrical release of Dune – and significantly. According to the new plans, the science fiction film by director Denis Villeneuve will not be released until October 1, 2021 – in almost exactly one year. An official statement on the postponement is still pending. However, the reason should be obvious: The current corona pandemic and its effects are also holding the cinema world in a stranglehold. The very weak start of the film Tenet, especially in the USA, showed that the time for the premiere of major productions has probably not yet come. As a result, Warner Bros. Pictures may have decided to postpone the launch to avoid a major financial flop.

Dune is directed by Denis Villeneuve, who has already made a name for himself with Blade Runner 2049. It also boasts great Hollywood star power: Among others, such well-known actors as Oscar Isaac (Star Wars Episode 9), Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and Zendaya (Greatest Showman) are on board. The main character Paul Atreides is played by Timothée Chalamet, who was previously seen in Beautiful Boy, for example.

Source: Variety

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