Warner Bros. is rescheduling their release dates! Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated science fiction highlight ‘Ridge’ will require even more patience from fans. The picture, originally scheduled to be released on October 1, will now be released three weeks later, on October 22, 2021, in the United States. According to THR, the picture was postponed due to the highly anticipated release of the next James Bond film, ‘No Time to Die,’ to give the movie more significant space from the Bond film, which will be released on October 8. The science-fiction adventure film will take over the date previously held by Clint Eastwood’s latest feature, ‘Cry Macho,’ which will be moved to September 17.
The picture was initially planned to hit theatres last year, in light of Frank Herbert’s basic sci-fi smash. It was postponed until October due to the Covid epidemic. The film is currently being promoted once more. Meanwhile, Villeneuve’s remake of the science fiction classic ‘Hill’ will make its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. The film, which stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Oscar Isaac, will premiere at Venice’s Sala Grande on September 3.
The story is set in the catastrophic future and is around a family assigned to the planet Arrakis, often known as Dune. While attempting to construct a fortification, the family is confronted by goliath sandworms. “Dune reports the account of Paul Atreides, a talented young person introduced to an extraordinary fate outside his ability to comprehend. He ventured out to the most dangerous planet known to man to ensure the eventual fate of his family and his kin,” according to the authority list of Dune.
Only those who can overcome their anxiety will survive as poisonous powers battle for the planet’s elite inventory of the most valuable asset in existence— a commodity capable of unlocking humankind’s most significant potential.”
‘Rise’ will be released in theatres and on HBO Max simultaneously, thanks to Warner Bros. Dune’s release date has now been pushed back for the third time. Due to pandemic-related constraints, the film was initially postponed until October 1, 2021, from a previously announced December 18, 2020 release date — however, this most recent adjustment isn’t quite as drastic.
As per the sources, the delay will not impact the studio’s plans to release Dune on HBO Max and in cinemas, a decision Villeneuve described as “about the endurance of a telecom behemoth” last year.
We recently looked at the possibility of a severe lawsuit filed by the film’s distributor, Legendary Entertainment, against Warner Bros. over a questionable manoeuvre. Still, the most current news suggests Dune will be released simultaneously as planned. There have been rumours that the regular return of cinemas may force Warner Bros. to reconsider its distribution strategy. Still, the studio’s president of distribution, Johanna Fuentes, recently turned to Twitter to refute the claims.
Set up for seconds?
Hill, a remake of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 novel, will tell the story of Paul Atreides, a talented young ruler who is forced to travel to the most dangerous planet known to man to ensure the survival of his race. Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem star in the film, which will premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September.
Given the vastness of the source material, we had assumed Dune was all but set up for a sequel, but late remarks by the film’s co-author suggest it will be up to the crowds to decide the dramatic final fate of the establishment.
In an interview with Collider, screenwriter Eric Roth admitted that he had written a content treatment for Dune 2 but that it would depend on whether “people love Dune so much that they would like to have a subsequent part.”
It’s Based on a Novel
The first “Rise” is a 1965 science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert that is often cited as George Lucas’s distinct reasons for “Star Wars.” The story was first serialized in the science fiction journal “Simple Science Fiction and Fact,” in two parts, one in 1963 and the other in 1965. There have also been five
“Rise” sequels since its release: “Hill Messiah,” “Offspring of Dune,” “God Emperor of Dune,” “Apostates of Dune,” and “Chapterhouse: Dune.”
The first novel’s synopsis is as follows: “Ridge takes place much later in the story, in the heart of a sprawling primitive cosmic realm where planetary fiefdoms are constrained by noble Houses bound by the Imperial House Corrino’s devotion. The epic follows young Paul Atreides, a direct descendant of Duke Leto Atreides and heir of House Atreides, as he and his family relocate to Arrakis, the universe’s sole source of flavour melange.”
It’s Already Been Adapted to Film
In light of the original “Rise” novel, David Lynch’s 1984 film adaptation was the principal “Ridge” change. Kyle MacLachlan (in his element film debut) as Paul
Atreides, with Alicia Witt, Brad Dourif, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Stewart, Dean Stockwell, Sean Young, and artist Sting rounding out the cast. (Lynch also appeared in the film.)
While Lynch’s “Rise” has become a reasonably exceptional clique, the reaction at the time was unfavourable, with fans of the novel, Lynch’s work admirers, and pundits. The film was dubbed “a true disaster” by Roger Ebert, who described it as “a boundless, repulsive, undisciplined, foolish voyage into the murkier domains of quite perhaps the most perplexing screenplays ever.” “Rise” was a box office disaster as well, grossing little over $31 million against a budget of $40 million.
The extent to which “Ridge: The Sisterhood” can be projected is still unknown. The “Ridge” film cast is beautiful, led by Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, with Oscar Isaac as Paul’s father, Duke Leto Atreides, and Rebecca Ferguson as Paul’s Bene Gesserit mother, Lady Jessica. Jason Momoa plays Duncan Idaho, Zendaya plays Chani, Javier Bardem plays Stilgar, Charlotte Rampling plays Gaius Helen Mohiam, Dave Bautista plays Glossu Rabban. David Dastmalchian plays Piter De Vries, Chang Chen plays Dr. Wellington Yueh, Stellan Skarsgard plays the despised Baron Harkonnen, and Josh Brolin plays Gurney Halleck.