In recent days, it was announced that Legendary y Warner Bros. decided to postpone the theatrical release of the anticipated sequel, Dune: Part Two of Denis Villeneuve.
This is due to the fact that the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP) has not reached an agreement with the Actors Union (SAG-AFTRA). And since one of the rules of the SAG strike is not allowing its members to promote any type of event (movie premiere, series, attending carpets, etc.) and this is one of the studio’s highest profile projects , it was decided to postpone the premiere from November 3, 2023 to March 15, 2024.
The new date will also include functions of Dune: Part Two in IMAX format.
The studio has already started the changes to its promotional material, the first of which is a new official poster highlighting the new 2024 release date, which you can find at the end of this note.
Villeneuve resumes his work as screenwriter, director and producer, while Jon Spaihts returns as co-writer.
The abundant cast is made up of the returns of Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardemy dave bautistaand new additions like Florence Pugh (Midsommar, Don’t Worry Darling), Austin Butler (Elvis), Léa Seydoux (Crimes of the Future, No Time to Die), Christopher Walken (Severance, The Outlaws), y Tim Blake Nelson (Cabinet of Curiosities, Nightmare Alleyserie Watchmen).
SYNOPSIS DUNE: PART TWO
The plot will explore the mythical journey of Paul Atreides as he joins Chani and the Fremen as he seeks revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Faced with a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the universe, he strives to avoid a terrible future that only he can foresee.
Villeneuve, Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Tanya Lapointe and Patrick McCormick are the producers. Executive producers include Josh Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Brian Herbert, Byron Merrit, Kim Herbert, Thomas Tull, Spaihts, Richard P. Rubinstein, and John Harrison, with Kevin J. Anderson serving as creative consultant.
Dune It was conceived to be made in two parts, since Frank Herbert’s literary material is so rich and extensive that one film was not enough to adequately cover all the stories, and the themes addressed in it, such as religion, politics, and the environment. .
Dune arrived in US theaters on October 22, 2021, also having a simultaneous release in HBO Max. At the domestic box office, it collected $40.1 million dollars, becoming the best hybrid release of 2021, and the best domestic release in Villeneuve’s career. In the international market –where it premiered a week earlier– it totaled $180.6 million dollars, for a global total of $220.2 million dollars. The production budget was $165 million without marketing costs. All the details of its premiere box office in this link.