Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction epic “Dune” to debut at the Venice Film Festival – .

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Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction epic “Dune” to debut at the Venice Film Festival – .


TORONTO – Quebec director Denis Villeneuve will launch his highly anticipated sci-fi feature “Dune” at the Venice Film Festival in September.

The festival announces that the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel will make its world premiere out of competition on September 3.

It’s just days before the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs September 9-18.

“Dune” follows a brilliant young man as he travels to a dangerous planet containing a precious resource for securing the future of his family and people.

The cast includes Timothee Chalamet in the lead role, alongside Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.

Villeneuve also co-wrote the film with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth.

“Dune” is set to hit theaters and on HBO Max on October 1.

It is the latest in a series of acclaimed sci-fi feature films for Villeneuve, including the 2016 alien invasion drama “Arrival” and the 2017 futuristic thriller “Blade Runner 2049”.

The 78th Venice Film Festival takes place from September 1 to 11.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on June 19, 2021.

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