Dune probably won’t attract the weight that Warner Bros. it can be hoped for when it hits theaters, but the sequel will happen as long as enough people broadcast the film at home. After previous delays, Dune it is currently scheduled for theatrical release in October. On the same day, it will be released on HBO Max, where it will be broadcast for 31 days.
Ideally, Dune enjoys the best on the big screen, at least that’s what director Deni Villeneuve had in mind for the film. However, the reality is that many potential moviegoers avoid the theater with increasing cases of COVID. There will be people who prefer to broadcast Dune at home instead of skipping the movie altogether. Fortunately, these viewers, who are adjusting, will contribute to Villeneuve getting his planned sequel in green.
Variety reports that there is a deal for filmmakers and talent to be rewarded profusely for films given a release date and date. It is noted that Dune he will almost certainly make less money than he would if he only played in theaters, but that alone will not adversely affect the franchise’s future. The HBO Max deal reportedly gave Villeneuve assurances that “reduced box office revenue will not prevent him from being able to make his next film.” In other words, as long as HBO Max subscribers embrace Dune,, Dune 2 it will probably happen.
Last year, Villeneuve publicly criticized the studio’s decision to give Dune release day and date. According to Variety, the director said: “Streaming can create great content, but not movies about Dunescope and scale of. Warner Bros. solution means Dune there will be no chance to present itself financially in order to be viable and piracy will eventually triumph. Warner Bros. he may have just killed Dune franchise. This is for the fans. AT&T’s John Stankey said the draft horse had left the barn. In fact, the horse left the barn for the slaughterhouse. “
He added: “I strongly believe that the future of cinema will be on the big screen, no matter what a Wall Street amateur says. Since the dawn of time, people have a deep need for a common experience of storytelling. The cinema on the big screen is more than business, it’s an art form that unites people, celebrates humanity, strengthens our empathy for each other – it’s one of the last artistic, personal collective experiences we share as human beings. “
Based on the story of Frank Herbert, Dune was written by Villeneuve, Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth. It features an ensemble that includes Timothy Shalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Dunmanloe-Duncan-Monk.
Dune is scheduled to hit theaters on October 22, 2021, after recently holding its world premiere in Venice. The early reviews were mostly positive, so hopefully this will become a large audience of HBO Max so that the sequel can happen. Meanwhile, it is called the spinoff series Dune: Sisterhood is already in early development of the streamer. This news comes to us from Variety.