Timothee Chalamet’s sci/fi led thriller ‘Dune’ has received a Venice International Film premiere slate.
The film, which also stars Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista and Jason Momoa in visible characters, is based on Frank Herbert’s fictional novel which tells the story of Paul Atreides (Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding. He is burdened with the responsibility of leading his nomadic tribe in a battle to control the desert planet Arrakis, invaded by external forces beyond human understanding.
‘Dune’ will make its debut at the festival on Friday, September 3 at Venice’s Sala Grande in an out-of-competition lineup.
The film is the latest picture from Warner Bros. to launch at Venice. In past years, the studio has screened some of its beloved works at the festival including ‘A Star is Born’, ‘Joker’, and ‘Gravity’.
David Villeneuves directed the reboot with a screenplay he shares credit with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth. Mary Parent, Villeneuve, Cale Boyter, and Joe Caracciolo, Jr. produced the film. Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, and Kim Herbert, play a part in its making as executive producers.
‘Dune’ will be released in theatres and on HBO Max simultaneously, Warner Bros. announced in December last year.