Dune: A Movie of the Far Future Planet

Living on another planet seems a possibility now, right? What do you think, in the near future, we will have the alternative for a living source other than earth? Research on Mars is still happening, so let’s wait for the results. Till then, let’s see what the movie “Dune”, which is on the parallel lines, has for us. 

Denis Villeneuve’s forthcoming epic science fiction film is based on a script written by Jon Spaihts, Villeneuve, and Eric Roth. It’s the first half of a proposed two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name.

A Gist about Dune

In the far future of mankind, Duke Leto Atreides takes the management of the hazardous desert planet Arrakis, commonly known as Dune. It is the only source of “melange” (commonly known as “spice”), the universe’s most precious chemical, a narcotic that extends human life, allows for superhuman levels of cognition, and allows for faster-than-light travel.

Despite knowing that chance is a sophisticated trap set by his opponents, Leto follows his Bene Gesserit spouse Lady Jessica, infant son and heir Paul, and most trusted advisors to Arrakis. 

Leto takes over the spice mining operation, which has grown perilous owing to the presence of massive sandworms. A tragic betrayal leads Paul and Jessica to the Fremen, Arrakis residents who live in the vast desert.

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How was The Movie produced?

Dune was identified as a possible film project soon after its debut in 1965, and since 1971, a number of firms have had the rights to adapt the novel to film. Multiple attempts have been made to make such a film, and owing to the depth of material, it is usually considered as a challenging work to adapt to the screen.

Alejandro Jodorowsky famously bought the rights to make a costly fourteen-hour adaptation of the novel in the 1970s, but the project fell through. Jodorowsky’s Dune, a documentary film released in 2013, chronicled the process of making the film.

There had already been two live-action adaptations: Raffaella De Laurentiis’ 1984 Dune, directed by David Lynch, and a 2000 Sci-Fi Channel miniseries, produced by Richard P. Rubinstein, who had owned the Dune film rights since 1996.

In 2008, Paramount Pictures announced that a new feature film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune was in the works, directed by Peter Berg.  Berg departed the project in October 2009, with director Pierre Morel taking over in January 2010, until Paramount abandoned it in March 2011 due to a lack of essential agreements, with Rubinstein’s rights expiring.

On November 21, 2016, Legendary Pictures announced that it has acquired the film and television rights to Dune. According to Variety, Denis Villeneuve was in talks with the studio in December 2016 to direct the film.

Casting Story Of Dune

In July 2018, Timothée Chalamet was in final negotiations to play Paul Atreides in the film Paul Atreides. Rebecca Ferguson clinched an agreement to portray Lady Jessica, Atreides’ mother, in the film in September 2018.  

She revealed her casting in January of this year. In January 2019, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, Oscar Isaac, and Zendaya were added to the cast. In February 2019, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, and David Dastmalchian were cast.

Stephen McKinley Henderson, who arrived in March, has initiated conversations with Chang Chen.

TheMix.net claimed that in July 2019 that the film would “gender switch” Liet-Kynes by casting Sharon Duncan-Brewster in part. In April 2020, Duncan-casting Brewster’s was announced. 

According to Duncan-Brewster, Villeneuve believed it was more essential to capture the essence of the character from the novel than to preserve continuity in all other elements, therefore he went with this change

When Is It Going to be Release?

Dune was intended to be released on November 20, 2020, however it was pushed back to December 18, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the picture was once again postponed, this time until October 1, 2021, when it will take over The Batman’s release date slot and be released in 3D in theatres.

To avoid clashing with No Time to Die, Warner Bros. announced in late June 2021 that the film will be postponed by three weeks, until October 22, 2021.

Dune, along with all of Warner Bros.’ other scheduled 2021 films, will be streamed concurrently on HBO Max for a month, after which it will be removed until the usual home media release timetable period, similar to Warner Bros.’ distribution pattern for Wonder Woman 1984.

Several filmmakers, movie theatre chains, and production companies (including Legendary Entertainment, the film’s producer and financier) expressed their disappointment with the decision.

Now finally, Dune will make its global debut at the 78th Venice International Film Festival in October 2021.  It will also be shown during the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival when it will have its global debut in IMAX at the Cinesphere.

Wrapping Up

So will you wait for the movie to get a release?

I am sure you will because it is going to be an amazing one. For more amazing information about the series and movies you love, don’t forget to visit our website and put down your thoughts about this movie. 

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