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Dune, starring Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet, is set to drop later in 2021, but who else is in the cast and what’s the release date? Here's what we know about the sci-fi movie so far.
Sci-fi film Dune is one of the most highly-anticipated movie releases this year, after it was originally meant to be released in 2020.
But who else is part of the Dune cast? And when will it be released? Here’s what we know so far…
Starring alongside Zendaya and Timothée is Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson and Josh Brolin.
Dune is set to be released in IMAX cinemas on 22 October 2021.
Its release was delayed for obvious reasons.
There is an official trailer, which you can watch above!
And it’s as mysterious and action-packed as we’d hoped, featuring Timothée and Zendaya’s excellent on-screen chemistry as well as some serious fighting skills.
The plot of Dune is based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel of the same name.
Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve has adapted the first part of the book into Dune and a second film is in talks to follow, as he believes the book is too detailed to be compressed into just one movie.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, he said: "I would not agree to make this adaptation of the book with one single movie.
“The world is too complex. It’s a world that takes its power in details.”
The plot takes place in the future on a planet called Arrakis, which is the only place in the universe that produces ’spice’ - a substance needed to extend human life into superhuman. The film sees Timothée Chalamet’s character, Paul, fighting to protect the planet and the spice.