Dune

Dune
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen
  • UK release: 21 October 2021

The director of Blade Runner 2049 takes a crack at Frank Herbert's notoriously unfilmable sci-fi epic. The story is likely to be split across two films.

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Dune (12A)

Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

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Christopher Nolan gushes over Dune

26 Oct 2021

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Christopher Nolan has lavished praise on 'Dune'. The 51-year-old filmmaker discussed the making of the new sci-fi blockbuster with director Denis Villeneuve and revealed that he is impressed with the adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel. Speaking on the…

Denis Villeneuve needed to overcome fear of failure to make Dune

25 Oct 2021

Film gossip

Denis Villeneuve had to overcome his fear of failure to make 'Dune'. The 54-year-old director has helmed the first of a planned two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 novel of the same name and revealed that he felt trepidation about adapting the…

Rebecca Ferguson had doubts about Dune role

22 Oct 2021

Film gossip

Rebecca Ferguson had her doubts before taking the part of Lady Jessica in 'Dune'. The 38-year-old actress stars in Denis Villeneuve's new sci-fi epic but admits that she was unconvinced when the director first approached her about taking the part.

Dune

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Denis Villeneuve delivers a sensational take on Frank Herbert's seminal sci-fi work

The first part of Frank Herbert's celebrated 1965 sci-fi novel is brought to the screen in supremely confident style by Quebecois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve. The director's ability to capture the otherworldly and uncanny in films like Arrival, Blade…

Dave Bautista almost cried over Dune role

17 Oct 2021

Film gossip

Dave Bautista "almost broke down" when he was cast in 'Dune'. The 52-year-old actor spent a long time "pursuing" a part in the long-awaited movie but he was determined not to "capitalise" on his friendship with director Denis Villeneuve, so it made it…

Timothee Chalamet: Dune is a spectacle like LOTR in places

16 Oct 2021

Film gossip

Timothee Chalamet says Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune' is a "spectacle" like 'Lord of the Rings' in some scenes. The 25-year-old actor takes on the leading role of Paul Atreides in the 54-year-old director's adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi cult classic…

Rebecca Ferguson took Dune role to 'challenge herself'

14 Oct 2021

Film gossip

Rebecca Ferguson wanted to "challenge herself" by starring in 'Dune'. The 37-year-old actress plays Lady Jessica in Denis Villeneuve's hotly-anticipated sci-fi epic and explained that she was aware of the "fine lines" that makes her alter ego different…

Jason Momoa desperate for Dune 2

11 Sep 2021

Film gossip

Jason Momoa has admitted he's desperate to start work on the 'Dune' sequel. The 42-year-old actor – who plays Duncan Idaho in Denis Villeneuve's upcoming big screen adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 epic science fiction novel of the same name – has…

Denis Villeneuve praises Zendaya for 'believable' Dune audition

7 Sep 2021

Film gossip

Denis Villeneuve felt like he met Chani for the first time when Zendaya auditioned for 'Dune'. The 53-year-old director – who is at the helm for the adaptation of Frank Hertbert's iconic space novel – revealed the impact the 25-year-old actress had and…

Dune 2 could shoot next year, says Denis Villeneuve

4 Sep 2021

Film gossip

'Dune 2' could film as early as next year. Denis Villeneuve, the director behind the new sci-fi epic, has revealed that the sequel could shoot in 2022, provided the second part of the franchise gets the green light. Denis – whose new movie is based on…

David Dastmalchian urges Dune fans to read book before seeing film

25 Aug 2021

Film gossip

David Dastmalchian has advised audiences to read Frank Herbert's book before watching 'Dune'. The 44-year-old actor will star in Denis Villeneuve's long-awaited sci-fi movie and has urged fans to read the book, as well as watch the original 1984 film…

Denis Villeneuve has Dune trilogy plan

23 Aug 2021

Film gossip

Denis Villeneuve has a plan to make a 'Dune' trilogy. The 53-year-old director has been tapped to adapt Frank Herbert's 1965 novel of the same name into two separate movies and is now determined to bring the 1969 sequel novel 'Dune Messiah' to the big…

Dune is a cinematic masterpiece, says Josh Brolin

20 Aug 2021

Film gossip

Josh Brolin thinks 'Dune' is a "cinematic masterpiece". The 53-year-old actor stars in the Denis Villeneuve-directed movie and he's admitted to being "blown away" during a screening of the sci-fi film. He shared: "They screened the movie for us when it…

Denis Villeneuve compares streaming Dune to driving 'speedboat in a bathtub'

19 Aug 2021

Film gossip

Denis Villeneuve has compared watching 'Dune' on TV to driving a "speedboat in your bathtub". The movie's director – who has been critical of Warner Bros.' decision to drop its 2021 catalogue of films out both in cinemas and HBO Max for one month on the…

Denis Villeneuve teases Dune part 2

16 Aug 2021

Film gossip

Denis Villeneuve has teased part two of 'Dune'. The 53-year-old director's adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic is not even in cinemas yet, but the filmmaker is already eager to work on the second half, which will be focused on Zendaya's alter…

Chloe Zhao was 'blown away' at Dune screening

13 Aug 2021

Film gossip

Chloe Zhao was "blown away" after seeing a screening of 'Dune'. The Oscar-winning filmmaker explained that she has watched Denis Villeneuve's hotly anticipated sci-fi movie and was very impressed, although she fears that audiences may not see it at the…

Dune might not have been made if Timothee Chalamet didn't agree to his role

22 Jul 2021

Film gossip

Denis Villeneuve says 'Dune' might not have been made if Timothee Chalamet hadn't agreed to play Paul Atreides. The 53-year-old director's adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic sees the 25-year-old actor portray the leading role, and the…

Dave Bautista stunned by Dune role

13 May 2021

Film gossip

Dave Bautista was "taken aback" when he was offered a part in 'Dune'. The 52-year-old actor will play the role of Glossu Raban in Denis Villeneuve's long-awaited sci-fi movie, which covers the first part of Frank Herbert's 1965 novel, and the exciting…

Dune co-writer Eric Roth teases 'spectacular' movie

13 Apr 2021

Film gossip

'Dune' co-writer Eric Roth thinks the upcoming movie will be "spectacular". The 76-year-old screenwriter has contributed to the script for Denis Villeneuve's remake of the film based on Frank Herbert's novel and he found his experience on the project…

Jason Momoa felt like 'imposter' when he landed Dune role

26 Nov 2020

Film gossip

Jason Momoa felt "like an imposter" when he landed a part in 'Dune'. The 'Game of Thrones' actor will play master swordsman Duncan Idaho in the hotly-anticipated film, which is based on Frank Herbert's 1965 novel of the same name, but the 41-year-old…

The Batman, The Flash and Dune delayed

6 Oct 2020

Film gossip

‘The Batman’ has been pushed back to March 2022. Warner Bros. have confirmed a major shift in their release schedule that will affect a number of big blockbusters in the foreseeable future, with Matt Reeves’ superhero saga – which stars Robert Pattinson…

Dune delayed until October 2021

6 Oct 2020

Film gossip

'Dune's release has been delayed until October 2021. The sci-fi flick had been set for release in December but has now been pushed back due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It is the latest blockbuster to be delayed by the global health crisis, as…

Timothée Chalamet only used green screen for two Dune scenes

10 Sep 2020

Film gossip

Timothée Chalamet only did two scenes in green screen for 'Dune'. The 'Little Women' star takes on the role of Paul Atreides and the epic imagery for Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic sc-fi novel, which will leave viewers on the…

Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet's close bond

9 Sep 2020

Film gossip

Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet have become "really great friends" after working on 'DUNE' together. The 'Euphoria' star and the 'Little Women' actor play Chani and Paul Atreides, respectively, in Denis Villeneuve's upcoming big screen adaptation of Frank…

Kyle MacLachlan: Dune should have been remade as a TV series

18 Aug 2020

Film gossip

Kyle MacLachlan believes that 'Dune' should have been remade as a TV series rather than a film. The 61-year-old actor played the role of Paul Atreides in the 1984 sci-fi movie, which is now being remade by Denis Villeneuve in a planned two-part…

Timothee Chalamet returns to Twitter to tease Bob Dylan and Dune films

8 Aug 2020

Film gossip

Timothee Chalamet has teased his Bob Dylan biopic and 'Dune' upon returning to Twitter. The 'Little Women' star is set to portray the music icon in 'Going Electric', which is to be helmed by 'Le Mans '66' director James Mangold. And he posted a selfie…

Denis Villeneuve: it will be a sprint to finish Dune on time

4 Aug 2020

Film gossip

Denis Villeneuve has admitted it will be a "sprint" to "finish" 'Dune' on time. The director's adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel is slated for release in December, but the filmmaker has admitted it's going to take a lot of work to make the date…

Dune works as standalone story

5 Jun 2020

Film gossip

'Dune' will be a satisfying standalone movie, despite being the first of a two-parter. Denis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel is set to be released in December and will cover the first half of the book, but cinematographer Greig…

Denis Villeneuve: Dune's Paul Atreides is like Godfather's Michael Corleone

18 May 2020

Film gossip

Denis Villeneuve believes Dune's Paul Atreides is similar to 'The Godfather' character Michael Corleone. The 52-year-old director has helmed a new version of the sci-fi story – based on Frank Herbert's 1965 novel of the same name – and he thinks that…

David Lynch has 'zero interest' in seeing Dune

21 Apr 2020

Film gossip

David Lynch has "zero interest" in seeing Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune'. The 74-year-old filmmaker admitted that his own 1984 big screen adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 book of the same name was a "total failure" for himself and at the box office, and…

Jason Momoa feels Dune is his biggest project

16 Apr 2020

Film gossip

Jason Momoa feels 'Dune' is the biggest project of his career. The 40-year-old actor stars in Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi remake and he believes the project eclipses 'Game of Thrones' and 'Aquaman'. Speaking on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Wednesday…

Denis Villeneuve feels Dune is too complicated for one movie

15 Apr 2020

Film gossip

Denis Villeneuve believes that the 'Dune' story was too complicated for just a single film. The 52-year-old director has adapted Frank Herbert's 1965 book of the same name into a two-part sci-fi epic, with the first part set for release in December, and…

Kyle MacLachlan is very excited for Dune remake

6 Feb 2020

Film gossip

Kyle MacLachlan is "very excited" to see Denis Villeneuve's remake of 'Dune'. The 60-year-old actor – who played protagonist Paul Atreides in David Lynch's original 1984 adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel – can't wait to see what 'Blade Runner…

Oscar Isaac teases 'nightmarish and shocking' Dune

12 Dec 2019

Film gossip

Oscar Isaac has described Denis Villeneuve's take on sci-fi classic 'Dune' as "nightmarish and brutalist". The 'Ex Machina' actor is set to play Duke Leto Atreides in the 2020 big screen adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic novel, and he has teased…

Stellan Skarsgard: Denis Villeneuve free to put 'personal stamp' on Dune

17 Sep 2019

Film gossip

Stellan Skarsgard says Denis Villeneuve "seems" to have been given "pretty free hands" to direct 'Dune'. The 68-year-old actor stars in the sci-fi epic – a new adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel of the same name – as Baron Harkonnen and has teased that…

Hans Zimmer turned down Tenet for Dune

18 Jul 2019

Film gossip

Hans Zimmer turned down Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' so he could work on 'Dune'. The composer – who has worked with Nolan on several of his films including his Batman trilogy, 'Inception' and 'Dunkirk' – spurned Nolan's latest film as he couldn't turn…

David Dastmalchian hails Denis Villeneuve 'greatest filmmaker of our time'

30 May 2019

Film gossip

David Dastmalchian has hailed Denis Villeneuve one of the "greatest filmmakers of our time" after working with him on 'Dune'. The 34-year-old actor stars in the sci-fi epic – a new adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel of the same name – and has revealed…

Josh Brolin training hard for Dune

25 Mar 2019

Film gossip

Josh Brolin has been left bruised from his training regime for 'Dune'. The 51-year-old actor will play Gurney Halleck, weapons master for House Atreides, who teaches young Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) how to fight in the new adaptation of Frank…

Chang Chen joins Dune reboot

18 Mar 2019

Film gossip

Chang Chen has joined the cast of the 'Dune' reboot. The 42-year-old actor is set to portray physician Dr. Yueh, who serves the Atreides family, in Denis Villeneuve's take on the sci-fi literary classic. Chen and the legendary filmmaker were both on the…

David Dastmalchian joins Dune reboot

21 Feb 2019

Film gossip

David Dastmalchian has joined the cast of the 'Dune' reboot. The 34-year-old actor is the latest star to become part of the ever-growing cast of the sci-fi movie reboot, which is being adapted from Frank Herbert's novel of the same name by director…

Dune reboot gets November 2020 release date

18 Feb 2019

Film gossip

The 'Dune' reboot is set to be released next year. Denis Villeneuve's hotly-anticipated adaptation of the sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert has been given a November 20 release date by Warner Bros. Huge names have been attached to the project, including…

Jason Momoa to join Dune reboot?

15 Feb 2019

Film gossip

Jason Momoa is in talks to join the 'Dune' reboot. The 39-year-old actor is reportedly in negotiations to join the ever-growing cast of 'Dune', the upcoming adaptation of the sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert that is being directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Josh Brolin joins Dune reboot

14 Feb 2019

Film gossip

Josh Brolin is set to join the 'Dune' reboot. The 51-year-old actor is the latest big name attached to Denis Villeneuve's film adaption of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel, joining a growing and stellar cast that already includes Timothee Chalamet…

Javier Bardem in talks to join Dune reboot

4 Feb 2019

Film gossip

Javier Bardem is reportedly in talks to join the 'Dune' reboot. The 49-year-old actor is in negotiations to join the cast of Denis Villeneuve's film adaption of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel, joining a growing and stellar cast that already…

Zendaya to join Dune reboot

31 Jan 2019

Film gossip

Zendaya is reportedly in talks to join the 'Dune' remake. The 22-year-old actress is in negotiations to join the cast of Denis Villeneuve's film adaption of Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi novel, joining a growing and stellar cast that already includes…

Oscar Isaac in final talks for Dune reboot

30 Jan 2019

Film gossip

Oscar Isaac is in final talks to portray Timothee Chalamet's on-screen father Duke Leto Atreides in the 'Dune' reboot. The 39-year-old actor is poised join the 'Call Me By Your Name' star's alter-ego Paul Atreides in Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi movie…

Stellan Skarsgard joins Dune remake as villain

10 Jan 2019

Film gossip

Stellan Skarsgard has been cast as villainous Baron Harkonnen in 'Dune'. The 'Mama Mia! Here We Go Again' actor will play the antagonist, whose family once ruled Arrakis in Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi movie adaption of Frank Herbert's classic novel, which…

Dave Bautista joins Dune reboot

8 Jan 2019

Film gossip

Dave Bautista has joined the 'Dune' reboot. The 49-year-old actor-and-wrestler is set to appear in the sci-fi movie adaption of Frank Herbert's classic novel, which will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, who he worked with on 2017's 'Blade Runner 2049'.

Rebecca Ferguson in talks for Dune reboot

6 Sep 2018

Film gossip

Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to star in a 'Dune' reboot. The 'Greatest Showman' actress looks set to appear in the sci-fi movie, which will be directed by Denis Villeneuve from a script by Eric Roth after Legendary acquired the rights. Sources have told…

Denis Villeneuve wants a break before Dune remake

8 Mar 2017

Film gossip

Denis Villeneuve will get to work on the 'Dune' remake once he's had a rest after completing 'Blade Runner 2049'. The 49-year-old French/Canadian director's schedule has been relentless as once he had finished 'Sicario' he moved straight onto acclaimed…

Denis Villeneuve wants to remake Dune

13 Sep 2016

Film gossip

Denis Villeneuve wants to remake 'Dune'. The 'Sicario' director has turned his attention to the sci-fi genre and recently premiere his alien landing movie 'Arrival' at the Venice Film Festival and he is also helming the 'Blade Runner' sequel. Villeneuve…

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