Dune is a 2021 American epic sci-fi film directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Villeneuve, and Eric Roth. It is the first of a planned two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name, which primarily covers the first half of the book, and is the second film adaptation of the novel after David Lynch’s 1984 film.
Set in the distant future, it follows Paul Atreides as he and his family, the noble House Atreides, find themselves embroiled in a war over the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, between the native Fremen and the enemy invaders, House Harkonnen.
The film stars a cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier. Bardem.
Following a failed attempt by Paramount Pictures to produce a new adaptation of Herbert’s novel, Legendary Entertainment acquired the film and television rights to the sci-fi novel Dune in 2016.
Development began shortly thereafter, with Villeneuve expressing interest in the project and officially signing as director. in January 2017.
He worked with Roth and Spaihts to write the script, dividing it into two parts and incorporating an updated 21st-century adaptation of the 1965 novel. Filming took place from March to July 2019 in various locations, including areas of Budapest, Jordan, Norway and Abu Dhabi.
Dune premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2021. Warner Bros. Pictures released the film internationally in IMAX, 3D, and RealD 3D on September 15, 2021, and a subsequent release in the United States. October 22 and onwards. HBO Max on October 21.
The film was well received by critics and audiences alike, who praised the performances, production design, cinematography, scope, ambition, and faith in the original novel, but criticized the lack of character development. The film has grossed $ 129.7 million worldwide so far against a production budget of $ 165 million.