Another one bites the dust.
As major upcoming films continue to pack up their bags and push their release dates to 2021 due to COVID-19, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is the latest to join the list. As reported by Collider, Dune — which was originally set to premiere on December 18, 2020 — will now be arriving in theaters on October 1, 2021.
This latest adaption of Dune, which is based off of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel, follows the story of Paul Atreides, portrayed by Timothée Chalamet. The young royal’s life takes a turn when he and his parents, Duke Leto (Oscar Isaac) and Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), depart their home planet of Caladan to oversee a spice mining operation on the deadly Arrakis. The film’s all-star cast also includes the likes of Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, and Sharon Duncan-Brewster.
Though it’s a disappointment to have to wait even longer for this highly anticipated film, last month’s trailer made it abundantly clear that Dune will need to be seen on the big screen to truly be appreciated in all of its glory. And so waiting until it’s safe for audiences to attend theaters to see it is arguably the smartest move in these current times.
Check out the trailer for Dune below.