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Warner Bros. Delays Timothee Chalamet's Upcoming Movie 'Dune' Until October 2021

Dune has officially been delayed – until October 2021.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary have taken the movie off the planned December 18 release schedule and moved it until October next year, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

The news comes after the studio has delayed many more movies due to the pandemic. It was also just announced that Cineworld has shut down more theaters across the country as well.

The movie, directed by Denis Villeneuve, is set in a far future focuses on Paul Atreides as he leads nomadic tribes in a battle to control the desert planet Arrakis.

Dune stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, David Dastmalchian, Charlotte Rampling and Stellan Skarsgård.

If you missed it, watch the first trailer for the movie on JustJared.com now!

Zendaya Reveals Why She's So Excited For 'Dune' To Come Out

Zendaya is looking forward to seeing Dune just as much as the fans are.

In a new interview with Empire, the 23-year-old actress opened up about the reason why: because she only filmed for four days on the project.

“My part is very, very small in this movie and that’s why I’m so excited to see it, to see what everyone’s been up to,” she shared, before opening up about her character, Chani, a member of the Freman and the love interest to Timothee Chalamet‘s Paul Atreides.

Zendaya shared that “[Director Denis Villeneuve and I] had a little discussion about who Chani is and the strength she possesses. She’s a fighter, that’s what her people are.”

“I only really had a few days with her, so I kind of scratched the surface but it was so much fun figuring her out. What does she walk like, what does she talk like? This is her planet, so how does she navigate this world? It was so fun.”

Dune is set to be released on December 18.

You can catch the official trailer on JustJared.com now!

Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, & More Star in First 'Dune' Trailer - Watch!

Timothee Chalamet is starring in the first Dune trailer!

The 24-year-old Oscar-nominated actor stars in the new sci-fi action movie directed by Denis Villeneuve alongside Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, and Rebecca Ferguson.

Dune is a 1965 novel by Frank Herbert and the book was turned into a 1984 movie starring Kyle MacLachlan.

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides (Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Dune is scheduled to be released on December 18.

Make sure you read the sweet birthday shout-out Timothee wrote for Zendaya!

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Kyle MacLachlan Thinks 'Dune' Should Have Been Remade as a TV Series, Not a Movie

Kyle MacLachlan starred in the original Dune movie and he doesn’t seem to agree with the idea to remake the film.

The 61-year-old actor played Paul Atreides in the 1984 film, which was written and directed by David Lynch.

Timothee Chalamet will be playing the role in the upcoming remake, directed by Denis Villeneuve. Two movies have already been shot, with the first coming out in December.

“My feelings about it evolve over time. I look at it as a flawed gem,” Kyle told IndieWire about his thoughts on the original film. “It’s stunning in so many ways. As a story, and trying to recreate that story, it’s almost impossible. It’s incredibly dense, and a little bit like a house of cards. If you leave out one element of the story or another, the structure tends to wobble, and you don’t get the full effect.”

Kyle is “curious” to see what Villeneuve has done with the material.

“I would lobby for three or more films, because it has that kind of potential to really open up. In my imagination, I always thought it would be great to approach it like a Game of Thrones model, where you have seasons, or at least a 10-part series, or a 12-part series. You could really go from beginning to end,” he said.

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'Dune' Is Heading to Europe for Additional Shooting in August

Dune is getting more material.

The highly anticipated Denis Villeneuve project, which co-stars Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and Oscar Isaac, is heading to Hungary to film additional content this summer, Deadline reported on Thursday (June 18).

The film, which is slated to be released on December 18, is not planning for a delay in release schedule.

“I understand that the extra shooting will not cause a delay and it will still release on that date. On a pic of this scale and ambition, shooting additional footage is pretty much par for the course and isn’t an indication of anything problematic with the existing material, which we hear is sizing up to be epic,” the report reads.

“The team are planning to head back to Budapest, Hungary, where the movie shot in 2019 at Origo Film Studios. Filming has also taken part in Jordan and Norway, and initially wrapped back in July last year.”

Oscar Isaac confirmed the news in an interview on the same day.

“We’re going to do some additional shooting in mid August…they’re saying in Budapest in Hungary. I saw some things cut together and it just looks amazing. Denis [Villeneuve] is a real artist and it will be exciting to see it come together. It’s kind of wild that we’re doing some additional shooting a few months before it’s supposed to come out, but that happened with Star Wars as well,” he said.

Get your first look at Timothee Chalamet in the movie…

Get Your First Look at Timothee Chalamet in the 'Dune' Movie!

Timothee Chalamet is starring in the upcoming film adaptation of the sci-fi novel Dune and here is your first look at the movie!

The film is being directed by Denis Villeneuve, who is best known for his movies Blade Runner 2049, Arrival, and Sicario.

Dune is a 1965 novel by Frank Herbert and the book was turned into a 1984 movie starring Kyle MacLachlan.

Now, Timothee is taking on the lead role of Paul Atreides.

“The immediately appealing thing about Paul was the fact that in a story of such detail and scale and world-building, the protagonist is on an anti-hero’s-journey of sorts,” Timothee told Vanity Fair. “He thinks he’s going to be sort of a young general studying his father and his leadership of a fighting force before he comes of age, hopefully a decade later, or something like that.”

You can see the new photo below!

Female Focused 'Dune' Series Ordered, Denis Villeneuve to Direct Pilot

Dune: The Sisterhood, a female-focused take on the Frank Herbert novel “Dune” has been ordered by the upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service!

Denis Villeneuve, who directed the upcoming film version of Dune, is directing the pilot episode, which will be written by Jon Spaihts. Production on the movie began in March with Timothee Chalamet in the lead role. It hits theaters on November 20, 2020.

Dune: The Sisterhood takes place in the same universe as the novel “Dune” and “explores the future through the eyes of a mysterious order of women: the Bene Gesserit. Given abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind, the Bene Gesserit expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis — known to its inhabitants as Dune,” according to THR.

“The Bene Gesserit have always been fascinating to me. Focusing a series around that powerful order of women seemed not only relevant and inspiring but a dynamic setting for the television series,” Villeneuve said in a statement.