“The upcoming science-fiction movie Dune by filmmaker Denis Villeneuve has potential to collect over $1 billion if theatrically released,” said one of the box office analysts.
The movie is an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name. It has a massive cast, including Rebecca Ferguson, Timothee Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Zendaya, Stephen Mckinley Henderson, Sharon Ducan-Brewster, Jason Momoa, and Charlotte Rampling.
The movie will only contain half of the novel, although it is unclear where the film will end. The plot of Dune is set in the future and revolves around Duke. He accepts the management of Dune, a dangerous planet Arrakis. Dune is a source of a valuable element known as ‘the spice,’ a drug that can increase human life. It also enables humans to move faster than the light and provides an intelligence level of superhuman.
David Lynch tried to adapt the novel Dune in 1984 but failed miserably. Hence Warner Bros. is very anxious about the movie and does not want to take any chances with the project. The film is made under a massive budget of $200 million, so the production house avoids all possible risk factors. It also postponed the movie’s release date, and WB is ready to take any step to ensure the project’s financial success.
Recently, box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian said that despite the tough time and ongoing pandemic situation, Villeneuve’s adaptation would do around $1 billion box-office collection. He also said the delay in the release date might help create hype around the film, ultimately generating the audience’s curiosity. And the situation of COVID-19 is expected to get better around next October. Warner Bros.’s confidence in the project will help gain viewers’ trust and bring them to the theatres.
However, another box office analyst, Jeff Bock’s opinion, differs; he said the movie’s success is at high stake. Dune is a big-budget movie, and its franchise’s fate depends on the reasonable business of the film. Bock added that Warner Bros. wants to create it as their Star Wars. However, the production is fighting an uphill battle because the movie lacks the mainstream appeal despite the great content and storyline.
With the reputed filmmaker Villeneuve, the film has great actors. Hopefully, the mainstream viewers will also welcome the masterpiece like Dune with an open heart.
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