It is not clear if the film will open the festival, which will run from 1 to 11 September, but maybe we could see the stellar cast slip on Lido red carpet!
Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Jason Momoa is Javier Bardem will they arrive in Venice at the end of next summer to promote one of the most anticipated feature films ever? The hypothesis is not all that unlikely.
The film should have been released in theaters last fall, the date was then continuously moved because the director strongly wanted his project in the cinema and not the distribution in streaming. After the world premiere at the festival, the film will hit the big screens in October.
Dunes is the film adaptation of the namesake cult novel by Frank Herbert from 1965 and tells the story of Paul Atreides / Chalamet, a young aristocrat with a great destiny beyond his understanding, who will have to go on a mission to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future and survival of his family and people. . Evil forces ignite a conflict over the exclusive procurement of the most precious resource on the planet – a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential – only those who manage to overcome fear will survive.
In this intergalactic saga Set in a dystopian future, Zendaya plays Chani, a warrior from the planet Arrakis, who is initially wary of Paul Atreides / Chalamet, who was tasked with taking over her homeworld, but the two eventually form a close bond. And yes, there’s even a kiss!
Although the book was published in 1965 and the film was shot in 2019 before the pandemic, when we see it in the cinema, we may notice parallels with our current reality: the harsh climate of Arrakis and the giant sandworms that stand out against. the orange skies clogged with smoke (our pollution).
Denis Villeneuve, the visionary director of Arrival, seems to have done an operation very similar to that of his previous one Blade Runner 2049. After Ridley Scott, the director was confronted with another sacred monster of cinema, David Lynch, which in 1984 made the first film adaptation of Dunes.
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