Audiences looking forward to seeing Denis Villeneuve’s Dune will have to wait an additional few weeks with the latest movie premiere shuffle. The film was initially slated to land in theaters on December 18, 2020, and it was then moved to October 1, 2021. Now, it’s been pushed back three more weeks to October 22.
Based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel, Dune follows the story of a brilliant and gifted young man named Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet). His 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 also stars Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, and Sharon Duncan-Brewster.
Dune is directed by Villeneuve, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth. Villeneuve also produced the film alongside Mary Parent, Cale Boyter and Joe Caracciolo, Jr. Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert serve as executive producers.
The film is currently set to have its world premiere on September 3 at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, and it will then have its first IMAX screening during the Toronto International Film Festival.
Watch the trailer for Dune below.
Catch Dune in theaters and on HBO Max on October 22.