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First look at ‘Dune’

Variety has released the first still from ‘Dune’ featuring Timothée as Paul Atreides. They will also release a more in-depth look tomorrow, so be on the lookout for that. Read more at their site.

Tomorrow, Vanity Fair will provide an even more expansive exploration of Villeneuve’s quest to bring Dune to the screen, but today we begin with the central hero: Paul Atreides, a child of privilege raised by a powerful family, but not one strong enough to protect him from the dangers that await.

As the Atreides family leaves the oceanic world of Caladan to take over scorching Arrakis, they are also becoming prey to the brutal rival House Harkonnen, which seeks to exploit the desert world they are about to inherit. House Atreides is just one more part of the landscape to annihilate.

“The immediately appealing thing about Paul was the fact that in a story of such detail and scale and world-building, the protagonist is on an anti-hero’s-journey of sorts,” Chalamet said.

In other words, he’s not dreaming of adventure. He’s resisting it. Afraid of it.

“He thinks he’s going to be sort of a young general studying his father and his leadership of a fighting force before he comes of age, hopefully a decade later, or something like that.” Chalamet said. But fate has a different timetable for him. And he may possess powers even his trainers could not anticipate.

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‘Dune’ pushed back to December 2020

According to Collider, ‘Dune’ has been pushed back from its release date of November 20, 2020 to December 18, 2020.

Warner Bros. has delayed Dune by one month, moving Denis Villeneuve‘s starry epic from Nov. 20, 2020 to Dec. 18, 2020. The studio has also confirmed an IMAX release for the film.

As of now, that puts Dune on a collision course with Sony’s Uncharted movie starring Tom Holland, Steven Spielberg‘s musical West Side Story, and Paramount’s Eddie Murphy comedy Coming 2 America, which will almost certainly move now.

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Finally, Warner Bros. will unveil an untitled event film on Nov. 20, 2020, so it will be taking over Dune‘s old date. No word on what that project may be.

Timothée Chalamet stars in Dune alongside Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, David Dastmalchian and Zendaya.

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‘Dune’ to be released in November 2020

‘Dune’ has been given a release date. You should all set your calendars to November 20, 2020.

Warner Bros. has set a trip to Dune.

The studio announced Friday that filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s big-budget sci-fi adaptation will open on Nov. 20, 2020 in IMAX and 3D.

The all-star cast for the Legendary film includes Timothee Chalamet as the lead character, Paul Atreides, as well as Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin. Jason Momoa, Zendaya and Oscar Isaac are also in talks to join the cast.

Villeneuve’s Dune is expected to begin filming in the spring in locations such as Budapest and Jordan.

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Timothée talks about ‘Beautiful Boy’ and ‘Dune’

Timothée gave an interview for Inquirer. You can read the whole thing at the link and some excerpts below.

Can you talk about your coming project, “Dune”? I saw on Google that Denis Villeneuve was going to do “Dune.” That was always like “The Dark Knight” by Christopher Nolan. I wanted to act in that film. It has always been my dream to do a big movie. And looking at the careers of Leonardo DiCaprio or Joaquin Phoenix, those guys exclusively work with great directors.

So I always told myself, if you do a big movie, make sure it’s with a really great director. I met Denis at the Hollywood Film Awards last year. I didn’t want to scare him away with my enthusiasm for the project, so I didn’t even bring it up. I just said, “Hi.”

I saw him over the course of last year. They went on a casting search and were looking to get someone younger than I am. I was just biding my time.

Denis saw me in “Call Me by Your Name,” but somebody snuck him a link to “Beautiful Boy.” Then, in the meeting I had with him, he told me he was going to be at the Cannes Film Festival. So he said, “If you will come to Cannes, we can meet and talk about it.”

So, I went to Cannes and then he said, “I saw ‘Call Me by Your Name’ and I thought you were great. I saw ‘Beautiful Boy’ and still thought you were great, but then I saw you take in ‘The King’ and I thought OK, whatever.” Which is funny to me because I hadn’t done it yet during that time and hopefully it’s presentable, but who knows?

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