Will the spice flow? How does new ‘Dune’ hold up to 1984’s film and Frank Herbert’s classic novel?

The sleeper has awoken! More than 55 years after Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel “Dune” hit the shelves, and a year-long pandemic delay, director Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner: 2049”) has unwrapped the first half of his ambitious $165 million adaptation of the award-winning book with mixed results but a palpable dose of storytelling passion. … Read more

Keanu Reeves Reviews Dune In One Word

In a recent interview, Keanu Reeves shares his glowing one-word review for Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the sci-fi epic novel Dune. In a recent interview, Keanu Reeves shares his glowing one-word review for Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the sci-fi epic novel Dune. First published in 1965, Frank Herbert’s bestselling novel centers on Paul Atreides and … Read more

Why The Dune Movies Will Never Show Inside The Spaceships

Denis Villeneuve says fans will never see the inside of Dune’s spaceships as he intends to keep space travel as “mysterious as possible” in the films. Director Denis Villeneuve has explained why his Dune films will never show the inside of the Spacing Guild’s spaceships. Based on the best-selling sci-fi epic by Frank Hebert, Villeneuve’s … Read more

Dune Spoiler Interview: Denis Villeneuve On The Ending, Paul’s Dreams, And What’s Coming In Part Two | Movies

Contains spoilers for Dune: Part One – but no major book spoilers. After spending much of the past two years in our own homes, Denis Villeneuve gave us all what we needed. With the arrival of his cinematic adaptation of Dune (tackling the first half of Frank Herbert’s sprawling sci-fi novel), the filmmaker took audiences … Read more

Theater counts: Eternals unseat Dune with a 4,090-location debut

November 4, 2021 After two weeks sitting atop both the theater count chart and more importantly at the box office, Dune will take a backseat this week. The film opened domestically two weeks ago and has earned just north of $75 million. This week it drops down to 3,546 theaters, which is not enough … Read more

The Dune Force Fields’ Powers, Weaknesses and Different Versions, Explained

The concepts of force fields, energy barriers used to protect regions, structures or in some rarer instances people, date back to the writings of E.E. ‘Doc” Smith in the early 1930’s who is credited as being one of the fathers of the modern space epic. Frank Herbert’s sprawling universe of Dune is an heir of this … Read more

Weekend estimates: top three stay the same as bevy of new releases fight over the scraps

There was something for everyone in movie theaters this weekend, but the combination of Halloween falling on the weekend and too much competition made going tough for the six films either opening, expanding, or being re-issued in wide release. The competition hit Dune a touch harder than our model expected, but it will easily remain … Read more

Why Is Dune a Sci-Fi Movie With No Computers? Let’s Explain

The newest cinematic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune has taken the world by storm, with a sequel delving into the second half of the book already greenlit. The first part told in this film is already vast in scope and world-building, with director Denis Villeneuve crafting a unique glimpse into a whole new universe that … Read more

Theater counts: Dune holds as a new batch of releases debut

October 28, 2021 Dune arrived in North American theaters last weekend and took in a solid $41.01 million in its first three days from 4,125 theaters. The film is expected to retain that count heading into its second week. Fans of the sci-fi epic will be pleased as a sequel was announced earlier this … Read more