WARNER BROS.' DUNE Delayed a Month

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Updated August 5, 2019: The theatrical release of Warner Bros.'s Dune reboot has been delayed a month, with it now set for December 18, 2020, according to Deadline.

The Denis Villeneuve-directed reboot was originally set for release November 20, 2020 - with no major contenders on that date. But with Deadline reporting that WB intends for Dune to be released in IMAX, it could be ceding dates for Marvel Studios' The Eternals, which is set for November 6 and could - if successful - hold onto those IMAX theaters into November 20.

In this new December 18, 2020 date, Dune will go up against Sony Pictures' Uncharted film adaptation.

Original Story from February 16, 2019: Warner Bros. has reserved November 20, 2020 for the theatrical release of Legendary's Dune reboot, according to Deadline. The film is set to be shown in 2D, 3D, and Imax theaters.

"Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides - who would become known as Muad’Dib - and of a great family’s ambition to bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream," reads the publisher Ace's description of the original Frank Herbert novel.

Dune will be directed by Blade Runner 2049's Denis Villeneuve with Timothee Chalemet starring as Paul Atriedes. Other cast members include Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, and Stellan Skarsgard. Additional actors reported to be in talks are Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, and Zendaya.

Although November 2020 is a ways out, other notable reservations at the box office include a unspecified Marvel Studios film on November 6, Legendary's Red Notice starring Gal Gadot and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on November 13, and an untitled Disney Animation Studios film on November 25.

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