It seems that another film that was going to arrive in 2020 as DUNE by Denis Villeneuve, could finally be released in 2021.
Denis Villeneuve the director of DUNE, has more than demonstrated that he is capable of tackling visually spectacular and stimulating science fiction, but the commercial results have been far poorer than the reviews. The arrival (2016) made more than 200 million at the box office with a budget of 47 million. It also earned eight Academy Award nominations. Including Best Film and Best Director, and ultimately he only took a solo award for Best Sound Editing.
Meanwhile, as the long-awaited sequel to one of the greatest and most iconic sci-fi movies ever made, Blade Runner 2049 (2017) was weighed down by much more pressure, and while it was enthusiastically received by critics, the box office numbers were disappointing at 259 million. That said, it won Academy Awards for best visual effects and best cinematography.
Now, the director is still betting on the genre, and his latest effort is another attempt to adapt the sci-fi novel from Frank Herbert, DUNE, for the big screen. Those involved in the movie have touted exciting things, and even compared it to The Lord of the rings. The first trailer is outrageous.
When can we see it?
Actually, DUNE is scheduled to arrive in December 2020. But the latest rumors claim that Warner Bros he is seriously considering delaying it until next year. Especially when the film industry has returned to something close to normal. It may be that in the study they have realized that raising 150 million with Tenet it is an absolute failure.
Adult-oriented science fiction is always hard to sell at the box office, and with rumors that DUNE it costs almost 200 million. It also only tells half a story, with a sequel already in development. The studio is eager to protect your investment and release it at a time when it is guaranteed to generate the most money possible. A final decision has not yet been made. But if the box office shows no serious signs of picking up in the next few months, then they say there is a strong possibility that the film will be delayed.
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