Dune — Officially Delayed

Official Dune Poster

The upcoming Denis Villeneuve movie has been officially delayed. This should not be too surprising given the current pandemic and the closure of Cinemark cinemas following the delay of the latest James Bond film ‘No Time to Die’. Dune was originally slated for 20th November 2020, before being delayed to 18th December 2020 due to non-pandemic reasons.

Official New Release

The new release date is now revealed to be 1st October 2021. The movie has a lot more chances of a financial success in this time period. Hopefully by this time, the major cinemas would be functioning optimally. Dune itself carries a unique story which might be difficult for the mainstream audience to comprehend:

It doesn’t have the creamy goodness of say a Star Wars movie in terms of getting all that. It’s not a sugary, it’s a more of a fore-course film than it is a romp. It requires a lot of thinking and understanding. I mean it’s a very talky thing. The script has a lot of taking in it. It’s got action too. It predisposes your audience will be smart. — RMB

Franchise

All in all, with the delay ultimately increasing the chances of success, this will also increase the chances of the eventual adaptation of the rest of the original Dune books, with a potential to adapt from the the expanded series too, just like with the prequel TV-show.

Dune: Original Saga

This should allow potential Dune fans to read some of the Dune books. The original series, alongside their Affiliated Amazon Links, are as follows:

Dune (1965): https://amzn.to/3fkCskX
Dune Messiah (1969): https://amzn.to/2OhZbCo
Children of Dune (1976): https://amzn.to/2ZguOT4
God Emperor of Dune (1981): https://amzn.to/2C4k1lY
Heretics of Dune (1984): https://amzn.to/3043p69
Chapterhouse of Dune (1985): https://amzn.to/3gNCJwV

The Expanded Universe is as follows:

Dune: The Butlerian Jihad (2002): https://amzn.to/325uzvW
Dune: The Machine Crusade (2003): https://amzn.to/32eL4FQ
Dune: The Battle of Corrin (2004): https://amzn.to/3gOrODd
Sisterhood of Dune (2012): https://amzn.to/3gJVW2w
Mentats of Dune (2014): https://amzn.to/2OcRvBe
Navigators of Dune (2016): https://amzn.to/2WazasX
Dune: House Atreides (1999): https://amzn.to/2CrKQAm
Dune: House Harkonnen (2000): https://amzn.to/2CtBqEQ
Dune: House Corrino (2001): https://amzn.to/2W7I1vo
Dune: The Duke of Caladan (2020): https://amzn.to/329eoOk
Paul of Dune (2008): https://amzn.to/2ZZ7fgK
The Winds of Dune (2009): https://amzn.to/3gQwIji
Hunters of Dune (2006): https://amzn.to/304yfv8
Sandworms of Dune (2007): https://amzn.to/3gJXHwE

The complete chronological order is as follows:

Dune: The Butlerian Jihad (2002): https://amzn.to/325uzvW
Dune: The Machine Crusade (2003): https://amzn.to/32eL4FQ
Dune: The Battle of Corrin (2004): https://amzn.to/3gOrODd
Sisterhood of Dune (2012): https://amzn.to/3gJVW2w
Mentats of Dune (2014): https://amzn.to/2OcRvBe
Navigators of Dune (2016): https://amzn.to/2WazasX
Dune: House Atreides (1999): https://amzn.to/2CrKQAm
Dune: House Harkonnen (2000): https://amzn.to/2CtBqEQ
Dune: House Corrino (2001): https://amzn.to/2W7I1vo
Dune: The Duke of Caladan (2020): https://amzn.to/329eoOk
Dune (1965): https://amzn.to/3fkCskX
Paul of Dune (2008): https://amzn.to/2ZZ7fgK
Dune Messiah (1969): https://amzn.to/2OhZbCo
The Winds of Dune (2009): https://amzn.to/3gQwIji
Children of Dune (1976): https://amzn.to/2ZguOT4
God Emperor of Dune (1981): https://amzn.to/2C4k1lY
Heretics of Dune (1984): https://amzn.to/3043p69
Chapterhouse of Dune (1985): https://amzn.to/3gNCJwV
Hunters of Dune (2006): https://amzn.to/304yfv8
Sandworms of Dune (2007): https://amzn.to/3gJXHwE

As a book reader who has already read the entirety of the series, aside from the two sequel books and the upcoming prequel, all of them were definitely worth the read. It is something I definitely recommend for those who are interested in long and complex reading.

In anticipation, there is also a graphic novel based the original Dune novel slated to release on the 10th December 2020. It will cover 1/3 of the story.

Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 1

There will also be a graphic novel for the prequel book Dune: House Atreides. The graphic arts appear to be quite spectacular:

Dune: House Atreides. Issue #1

Finally, there is a remastered version coming out based on the 2000 Dune miniseries by SyFy. The show itself was largely regarded as a success, even spawning with the great James McAvoy (X-Men, Split) sequel Children of Dune. It is expected to release on the 16th November 2020.

2000s Dune — Digitally Remastered.

It is unknown which cut of the miniseries this is based on. Based on the 276 minutes runtime, it will most likely be the uncensored TV cut.

There is a huge potential ahead. I would encourage promotion of Dune contents to your friends, neighbours and anyone who might be potentially interested. If this first film is successful, it will kick off a great science-fiction philosophical journey, witnessing the fall and rise of empires and the subsequent changes in culture and society over the eons.

Book Compilation by toh786. Sand of Arrakis by Anna Podedworna

A huge potential awaits.

Writer. Reader of Novels. Video Gamer. Documentary Watcher. Tech nerd.

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