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Dune returns in first look

Acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve brings Frank Herbert’s celebrated novel to the big screen with an all-star international ensemble cast and is currently scheduled to hit movie screens just before Christmas in December 2020.

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.


(L-r) TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET as Paul Atreides and REBECCA FERGUSON as Lady Jessica Atreides Photo by: Chiabella James
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As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive. Villeneuve is directing “Dune” from a screenplay he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts based on Herbert’s novel.


Caption: SHARON DUNCAN-BREWSTER as Liet Kynes – Photo by: Chiabella James
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The film stars Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Oscar nominee Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Oscar winner Javier Bardem.

OSCAR ISAAC as Duke Leto Atreides – Photo by Chiabella James
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Villeneuve directed “Dune” from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. Villeneuve also produced the film with Mary Parent, Cale
Boyter and Joe Caracciolo, Jr.

The acclaimed director said from the start he intended to split Herbert’s book in half and make a two-part “Dune” film. The director revealed to Vanity Fair his pitch was not unlike what Warner Bros. did with its recent adaptation of Stephen King’s “It.”

“I would not agree to make this adaptation of the book with one single movie,” Villeneuve said to Vanity Fair. “The world is too complex. It’s a world that takes its power in details.”


REBECCA FERGUSON as Lady Jessica Atreides – Photo by Chiabella James
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