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Dune Is Coming to Spice Up Thanksgiving 2020

35 years after David Lynch’s version, Dune is coming back with a whole new cast.
35 years after David Lynch’s version, Dune is coming back with a whole new cast.
Photo: Universal

With seemingly every actor in Hollywood lining up to be in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, it makes sense Warner Bros. would finally line up a release date. And so it has.

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Dune will be in theaters November 20, 2020 in both IMAX and 3D, just in time for Thanksgiving. It’s currently the only other film scheduled for release that weekend.

The cast, as we mentioned, is impressive and growing, but it’s headlined by Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, the young leader of a family fighting to take back control of the planet Arrakis and a valuable spice trade. The film is based on a classic 1965 Frank Herbert novel which David Lynch turned into a cult favorite 1984 film.

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Read about just some of the insane casting in the articles below. Then sit back and wait for Dune.

Correction: The photo description previously had the wrong number of years since the release of Dune. 


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DISCUSSION

I’m reading Dune for the first time and to be honest I’m finding it a bit of a slog. There are some great ideas in it but the writing isn’t the greatest. It seems like Herbert’s world building and ideas is better than his prose.

I’m looking forward to the new movie, I hope that they manage to capture the good ideas in the book whilst getting around its flaws