Warner Bros. Pictures has announced it is putting up the streaming release of Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic “Dune” on HBO Max a half-day early.
As the movie is set to get early screenings this Thursday evening on October 21st, the night before its full opening day on October 22nd, the HBO Max release will now match it with the film said to be available from 3pm US-PDT & 6pm US-EST on the 21st.
Villeneuve’s film adapts the first half of Frank Herbert’s best-selling original novel and stars the likes of Timothee Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, Dave Bautista as Glossu ‘Beast’ Rabban, Charlotte Rampling as Gaius Helen Mohiam, Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, and Javier Bardem as Stilgar.
How the film will fare at the box-office this weekend is unclear. With its 155-minute runtime and mostly older audience (35 or older) appeal – a group hesitant to return to cinemas – it’ll face a tough battle even with the very strong reviews its getting.