Dune is a forthcoming movie adaptation of Frank Herbert's original novel. It is being directed by Denis Villeneuve and produced by Legendary Entertainment and releases November 20th 2020 through Warner distribution.[1]

The project is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) from a script penned by Eric Roth, Denis Villeneuve, and Jon Spaihts.

Filming began in March 2019.[2]


Official synopsis of Dune from the press release:[3]

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. 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.



  1. Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Gets November 2020 Release Date
  2. Press Release from Legendary Entertainment: Dune - Start of Production. March 18, 2019.
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