Warner Bros. has confirmed via Twitter that Dune will be released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max later this year.
Johanna Fuentes, head of communications at Warner Media, took to Twitter on Monday to clarify the release schedule for the highly anticipated sci-fi film which will be released on October 1.
#Dune will premiere in theaters and on HBO Max on the same day in the US. (Source: Warner Bros.), “Fuentes tweeted with a re-tweet of an article Monday by Discussing Film that read” DUNE should no longer spend day and date on HBO Max. (Source: deadline) ”.
Simultaneous Release: Warner Bros. confirmed via Twitter that Dune with an ensemble cast starring Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson, filmed in Jordan, will be released simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max later this year.
Deadline subsequently updated its article published on Monday to add a statement from Warner Bros. Chief Distribution Officer Jeff Goldstein saying there had been “no changes” to Dune’s release plan and which it would open in theaters the same day it arrives on HBO Max.
Dune director Denis Villeneuve, 53, blasted Warner Bros. last December for its explosive announcement that all of its 2021 films would debut in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously.
The French-Canadian filmmaker wrote an editorial for Variety in which he expressed his frustrations with the big studio move.
He wrote: “Warner Bros. The sudden return of the homeland status of filmmakers to the new era of utter contempt draws a clear line for me.
The director: Dune director Denis Villeneuve, shown filming with Javier Bardem, was criticized last year for Warner Bros when they announced the simultaneous release plan
Solid source: Johanna Fuentes, head of communications at Warner Media, took to Twitter on Monday to clarify the release schedule for the highly anticipated sci-fi film which will be released on October 1.
“Film making is a collaboration, based on the mutual trust of teamwork and Warner Bros. declared that they were no longer part of the same team, ”he added.
He also criticized the way Dune footage was used to promote the streaming service.
With the move, AT&T hijacked one of the most respectable and important studios in movie history. There is absolutely no love for the cinema, nor for the audience here, ”he said.
Ensemble Cast: Josh Brolin is featured as Gurney Halleck in an image from Dune
The upcoming Dune movie is an adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert.
The cast of the set includes: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling and Jason Momoa.
Dune is slated for release on October 1 through Warner Bros. Pictures with a one-month concurrent release on HBO Max.
Sand fight: Jason Momoa is shown as Duncan Idaho in a still from upcoming film