Dune Movie

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Dune movie production status is currently Post-Production

June 8, 2019 • Filming completed; editing of shot film; music composition and recordings, as well as sound and visual effects being added.

Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, October 1, 2021 (Nationwide)
Friday, October 1, 2021 (HBO Max)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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

"Interstellar" , "Don't Look Up"  

"Reminiscence" , "Doctor Sleep"  

"Army of the Dead" , "Avengers: Endgame"  

... Baron Harkonnen [villain]

"Cinderella" , "The Railway Man"  

... Reverend Mother Mohiam

"Babylon A.D." , "Never Let Me Go"  

"The Addams Family 2 " , "For Greater Glory"  

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" , "Spider-Man: Homecoming"  

"The Gunman" , "mother!"  

"Grandmasters" , "Eros"  

(In Talks)

"Zack Snyder's Justice League" , "Aquaman"  

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

Watch: Dune Trailers & Videos

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. June 2019: The film was in Post-Production status.
  2. July 2018: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  3. Eyeing an early 2019 production start.

  4. November 2016: The film was in Development status.
  5. Legendary Pictures has acquired the rights from the Frank Herbert's iconic novel Dune.

  6. March 2011: The film was in Development status.
  7. Paramount's option to produce Dune expired, Richard Rubinstein will decide whether to use Chase Palmer's script or start over.

  8. October 2009: The film was in Development status.

Dune Release Date: When is the film coming out?

Dune is coming out in 2021 on Friday, October 1, 2021 (Nationwide release). There is 1 other movie coming out on the same date, including The Addams Family 2 .

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