Deadline has breaking Dune news as Warner Bros. will be distributing the science fiction fantasy epic directed by Denis Villeneuve and will be coming out on November 20th, 2020.
Set on the planet Arrakis, we find ourselves exploring the story of two warring galactic royal families House Atreides and House Harkonnen. When Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated, his son Paul and wife Lady Jessica escape only to be adopted by the Fremen, who becomes Paul’s personal army against the Harkonnen as he develops powers from the spice, a substance that extends life and powers interstellar travel. A tangled web of royal intrigue is revealed with the Emperor and other cosmic powers pulling the strings while attempting to erase house Atreides.
Dune’s cast includes Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica Atreides, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Stellan Skarsgard as Baron Harkonnen, Zendeya as Chani, Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Mohiam, and Dave Bautista as the Baron’s nephew Rabban Harkonnen.
Filming will begin next month at Origo Film Studios in Budapest, Hungary and on location in various spots in Jordan.
We’re still in the dark if they’ll be aiming for a PG-13 or R-rating.
The film is based on the novel by Frank Herbert and is adapted for the screen by Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) and Jon Spaihts (Prometheus).