Dune is coming to HBO Max: Actual launch time, value and when’s half 2?

Dune’s all set as much as be the most important film of the yr. The evaluations are (largely) glowing, director Denis Villeneuve is imploring us to look at the sci-fi spectacle in a theater, and HBO Max goes to allow us to watch it at house. Nevertheless you watch it, the principle takeaway is: Watch it.

Scroll down for every part you have to know on how to do this.

Dune 2021 stars Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson.

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Is Dune popping out on HBO Max?

Positive is.

In late July, HBO Max tweeted affirmation Dune can be launched on the streamer the identical day it hits theaters.

And it seems, that’ll be barely sooner than anticipated.

When is Dune popping out?

After a lot chopping and altering, the official launch date was anticipated to be Oct. 22, however that obtained bumped up barely this week. HBO Max may have a “particular preview” of Dune beginning Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. ET and the film can be out there in theaters beginning Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. native time. 

Dune already premiered to largely constructive evaluations on the Venice and New York movie festivals, and has taken in over $100 million at field places of work throughout Europe and Asia. It opens within the UK on Oct. 22, whereas Australia has to attend till Dec. 2.

Paul Atreides in Dune

Meet Paul.

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How a lot does HBO Max price?

HBO Max prices $15 a month with out promoting (you want the ad-free streaming plan to look at Dune on launch day). And no, you will not should pay further on high of your subscription to look at the movie.

You have heard of Paul Atreides. Who’s he precisely?

Timothée Chalamet stars as younger antihero Paul Atreides, the principle character of Dune.

Here is somewhat of his backstory.

Paul, a “sensible and gifted younger man” grows up in an aristocratic household on the planet Caladan. Sooner or later, his father — Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) — accepts a gig supervising the desert planet Arrakis, in any other case generally known as Dune. It is the “most harmful planet within the universe.” (See: the planet’s resident big man-eating sandworms.)

That is when Paul’s life takes a wild flip.

When the large Atreides clan ups and strikes to their new house, Paul learns of his “nice future” and what he should do to “guarantee the way forward for his household and his individuals.”

All of it has one thing to do with a “treasured useful resource” unique to the planet. Wars rage over buying it.

What’s with the spice?

The planet Arrakis is house to essentially the most beneficial substance within the universe. It is referred to as the spice, or melange.

What does the spice do? It is a highly effective drug that may lengthen human life and provides individuals super-human thoughts management powers. It may additionally allow intergalactic vacationers to “fold house” and journey quicker than the velocity of sunshine.


Meet Chani.

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Who does Zendaya play?

Let’s contact on the opposite characters.

  • Zendaya principally performs Paul’s love curiosity, a mysterious girl with glowing blue eyes named Chani. She lives on the planet Arrakis, a part of the native Fremen tribes.
  • Oscar Isaac performs Paul’s father, Duke Leto Atreides. Rebecca Ferguson performs his mom, Girl Jessica.
  • The 2 warriors Gurney Halleck and Duncan Idaho who prepare Paul in fight are performed by Josh Brolin and Jason Momoa.
  • Stilgar, the chief of the Fremen, is performed by Javier Bardem.
  • Stellan Skarsgard performs Baron Vladimir, the chief of Home Harkonnen from Arrakis. They’re in battle with the Atreides household.
  • Charlotte Rampling performs the reverend mom of an order of ladies referred to as the Bene Gesserit. They’ll learn and management minds.

Each Dune 2021 trailer

The primary full trailer for Dune debuted final September.

One other “major” trailer arrived on the finish of July this yr.

Let’s tackle the 1984 adaptation by David Lynch

David Lynch directed an adaptation of Dune, launched in 1984. It starred Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides.

Whereas it could have ultimately attained cult standing, it was a field workplace and important flop on the time of its launch.

Villeneuve’s Dune is not a remake of Lynch’s revision, promising to attract a more in-depth reference to the guide.

“After I noticed Lynch’s adaptation, I used to be impressed,” Villeneuve stated in 2017, “nevertheless it was not what I had dreamed of, so I am making an attempt to make the variation of my desires. I am going again to the guide, and going to the photographs that got here out after I learn it.”

Dune: Half Two is a factor

Technically, the film you will see on the finish of this yr is Dune: Half One.

Warner Bros. confirmed the first 10 minutes in IMAX particular occasion screenings and the title emblem learn Dune: Half One. That is nice information for these wanting ahead to a sequel. CNET reviewer Richard Trenholm lamented that Half One leaves lots hanging on the finish, actually placing strain on Warner Bros. to fund the sequel.

Villeneuve had deliberate for 2 elements to cowl Frank Herbert’s “complicated” story.

“I might not conform to make this adaptation of the guide with one single film,” Villeneuve stated in April. “The world is simply too complicated. It is a world that takes its energy within the particulars.”

Observe the sequel does not have an official inexperienced gentle. Villeneuve additionally expressed concern over a attainable poor field workplace canceling the sequel plans, due to the HBO Max deal.

Nevertheless, in a latest interview, Villeneuve stated that he is very “optimistic” for the sequel.

“So the very first thing was to show that there was a phenomenal, standard film that may exist, and I feel that I proved that — everyone at Warner Bros and Legendary, they’re one hundred pc behind the challenge,” Villeneuve instructed Complete Movie.

“They really feel that it might want a very unhealthy end result on the field workplace to not have a Dune: Half Two, as a result of they love the film. They’re happy with the film, so they need the film to maneuver ahead. And so they nonetheless did half of it. So, you recognize, I am very optimistic.”

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HBO Max is the house to Warner Bros. streaming content material. It consists of all content material on HBO’s cable channel, together with Warner’s huge library of TV exhibits and films. 

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