Dune Movie

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Who's Involved:

Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Timothee Chalamet, Dave Bautista, Eric Roth, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Denis Villeneuve, Thomas Tull, Jon Spaihts, Charlotte Rampling, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Kim Herbert, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt

Release Date:

Friday, October 22, 2021 Nationwide
Friday, December 3, 2021 PremiumVOD

sequences of strong violence, some disturbing images and suggestive material
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

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Who stars in Dune: Cast List

... Paul Atreides

Bones and All, Wonka  

... Lady Jessica

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Dune: Part Two  

... Glossu 'Beast' Rabban

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Knock at the Cabin  

... Baron Harkonnen [villain]

Frankie and Alice, Andor (Series)  

... Reverend Mother Mohiam

Red Sparrow, Melancholia  

... Duke Leto Atreides

Armageddon Time, Moon Knight  

... Chani

Spider-Man: No Way Home, Dune: Part Two  

... Stilgar

The Little Mermaid, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile  

... Duncan Idaho

Fast X, The Last Manhunt  

... Dr. Wellington Yueh

Grandmasters, Red Cliff  

... Gurney Halleck

True Grit, Avengers: Endgame  

... Piter De Vries

Oppenheimer, The Last Voyage of the Demeter  

Who's making Dune: Crew List

A look at the Dune behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Denis Villeneuve last directed Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival.


Cale Boyter
Brian Herbert
Mary Parent
Thomas Tull

Production: What we know about Dune?

Key Facts

  1. Zendaya will play the love interest of Timothee Chalamet’s character (Variety, 1/30/19).
  2. Oscar Isaac will play the father of Timothee Chalamet’s character in the movie (Variety, 1/29/19).
  3. Charlotte Rampling will play the Reverend Mother Mohiam, the emperor’s truthsayer (Hollywood Reporter, 1/15/19).
  4. Stellan Skarsgard will play villain Baron Harkonnen, whose family previously ruled Arrakis and has a long hatred of the Atreides family (Hollywood Reporter, 1/9/2019).
  5. Rebecca Ferguson will play Atreides’ mother, Lady Jessica, who escapes with him into the desert and helps him become a savior in their eyes (Hollywood Reporter, 9/7/18).
  6. Based on Frank Herbert's novel, which was published in 1965.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2021 - July: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2019 - June: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2018 - July: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Eyeing an early 2019 production start.

  4. 2016 - November: The film was set to Development  status.

    Legendary Pictures has acquired the rights from the Frank Herbert's iconic novel Dune.

  5. 2011 - March: The film was set to Development  status.

    Paramount's option to produce Dune expired, Richard Rubinstein will decide whether to use Chase Palmer's script or start over.

  6. 2009 - October: The film was set to Development  status.

Dune Release Date: When was the film released?

Dune was a Nationwide release in 2021 on Friday, October 22, 2021. There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Ron's Gone Wrong, The French Dispatch and The Electrical Life of Louis Wain.

Dune DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Dune was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 .

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