Dune is a forthcoming movie adaptation of Frank Herbert's original novel. It is scheduled for release on December 18, 2020.[1]

The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve, from a script penned by Eric Roth, Denis Villeneuve, and Jon Spaihts, produced by Legendary Entertainment, and distributed by Warner.[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.


Development and production Edit

Legendary Entertainment acquired the rights to make a Dune film in November 2016.[4] Filming began in March 2019.[5] It was filmed in Budapest, Hungary, and in Jordan.[6]

Despite wrapping production in 2019, it was confirmed that several scenes would be reshot in Budapest ahead of the December 18th, 2020 release date.[7] Scenes reshot are reported to include additional cinematic footage and extra photo shoots; further reshoots places Dune in post-production for over a year.


External links Edit

Official links:


  1. VanityFair: A First Look at Timothée Chalamet in Dune. April 13, 2020.
  2. Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Gets November 2020 Release Date
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  4. Press Release from Legendary Entertainment: Legendary Entertainment Acquires Rights to Frank Herbert's Classic Sci-Fi Novel Dune. November 2016.
  5. Press Release from Legendary Entertainment: Dune - Start of Production. March 18, 2019.
  6. WarnerBros: Dune
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