Denis Villeneuve’s highly awaited feature film Dune will make its worldwide premiere at the 78th edition of Venice Film Festival in 2021 which will take place from September 1 and 11.
The Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures epic, based on Frank Herbert’s classic science-fiction best-seller, will debut on September 3 in Venice’s Sala Grande, according to festival organisers.
Following the success of films like Joker, A Star Is Born, and Gravity, which all went on to global box office success and award glory, this is the latest in a long line of important Warner Bros. titles to premiere in Venice. Villeneuve previously appeared on the Lido in 2016 with Paramount’s Oscar-winning box office smash Arrival.
Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan SkarsgArd, Dave Bautista, Sharon Duncan Brewster, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Chang Chen, David Dastmalchian, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem lead a star-studded ensemble cast in Dune.
The film depicts Paul Atreides, a clever and gifted young man born into a vast destiny beyond his comprehension, who must travel to the universe’s most perilous planet to protect the future of his family and people.
Only those who can overcome their fear will live as sinister powers clash over the planet’s unique supply of the most valuable resource in existence — a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential.