More ‘Dune’: We Have A Release Date

And the Dune news keeps rolling in.  The Hollywood Reporter broke the news earlier today. Warner Bros. has announced that Denis Villeneuve’s megahuge science fiction adaptation will hit theaters on November 20, 2020.

Filming is to begin this spring on location in Hungary and Jordan. Casting news has been fast and furious.  Already set to appear are Timothee Chalamet (Hostiles), Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible-Fallout), Stellan Skarsgard (Thor), Dave Bautista (Blade Runner 2049)Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina) and Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming).  Within the last few days Josh Brolin (Sicario) and Jason Momoa (Aquaman) have joined the cast.

I’m ready for this now. Like, right now. Word has it that the film will be a two-parter, so let’s hope it makes enough money to justify a sequel.  I have no doubt it will be good.  The question for me is whether or not it will have mass appeal. The novels are heavy with intrigue, politics, and religious themes.  Maybe they could sell it as a Game of Thrones in outer space kind of thing.

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