?? minutes – Sci-Fi
Release date: October, 2021
Production company: Legendary Pictures
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
In the far distant future, Duke Leto Atreides accepts stewardship of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “the spice”, a drug which extends human life, provides superhuman levels of thought, and makes faster-than-light travel possible. Though Leto knows the opportunity is an intricate trap set by his enemies, he takes his Bene Gesserit concubine Lady Jessica, young son and heir Paul, and most trusted advisers to Arrakis. Leto takes control of the spice mining operation, which is made perilous by the presence of giant sandworms. A bitter betrayal leads Paul and Jessica to the Fremen, natives of Arrakis who live in the deep desert.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve with a screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve Eric Roth, Dune is an international co-production of Canada, Hungary, the United Kingdom and the United States. This is the first of a planned two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. Trailer courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.
UPDATE: In early October 2020, Warner Bros. Pictures announced that Dune, scheduled to open in December 2020, would not open until October 2021 due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.