Star-Studded Dune Reboot Gets Release Date

Director Denis Villeneuve’s Dune reboot, which stars a number of high-profile actors, has a release date.

According to Hollywood Reporter writer Borys Kit, the reboot will arrive on November 20, 2020.

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The world of Dune was created by Frank Herbert and began in 1965 with Herbert’s novel, Dune, which received several prestigious literary awards and spawned video games, television shows and a film. Directed and written by David Lynch, Dune was released in 1984 and opened to negative reviews, many of which cited the film’s muddled plot, gore and poor special effects.

The story is set in the distant future, in an interstellar empire filled with advanced technology and people who possess special mental and physical abilities and live in a feudal society. The story of this civilization and its many Great Houses are told over more than twenty novelsmany of which were not written by Herbert. Other than Lynch’s film, there have been several attempts at adapting the expansive story but those attempts generally failed.

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The new Dune film will be directed, written and produced by Denis Villeneuve alongside writers Eric Roth and John Spaihts, producers Mary Parent and Cale Boyter with Kevin J. Anderson, who wrote many of the Dune novels, acting as creative consultant. It will follow Paul Atreides whose family, owner of the valuable desert planet, Arrakis, is betrayed by a rival noble family, forcing Paul to lead a rebellion to retake what was stolen. The movie arrives Nov. 20, 2020.

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