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Warner Bros. Reverses Decision About 'Dune'; Will Debut in Theaters Ahead of HBO Max Streaming

Warner Bros. Reverses Decision About 'Dune'; Will Debut in Theaters Ahead of HBO Max Streaming

Warner Bros. Pictures has reversed its decision on Dune.

Late last year, it was revealed that the upcoming movie, which stars Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, and Oscar Isaac, would be headed to HBO Max on a streaming deal along with many other movies on the same day it hit theaters.

Now, the company has revealed there’s been a change of plans for the film.

Click inside to see what the company shared about “Dune”…

Deadline revealed that Dune will make its debut at the 2021 Venice Film Festival in September before an exclusive theatrical release on October 1.

Warner Bros. had reached an agreement with Regal Cinemas that restores that 45-day theatrical window in 2022 before titles begin streaming on HBO Max, and Dune falls under it. The movie then will premiere on HBO Max in November under the deal.

Dune will now likely be the only 2021 movie to have that arrangement.

There was talk earlier in the year on how Denis Villanueve‘s remake of the iconic film could escape the streaming deal.

Previously, Denis opened up about his disappointment about Dune going straight to streaming the same day it was set to be out in theaters.

Dune, based on the book from Frank Herbert, centers on Paul Atreides as he leads nomadic tribes in a battle to control the desert planet Arrakis.

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