Warner Bros. Pictures is rearranging its premiere schedule to give Elvis the spotlight. The studio’s upcoming “Dune” movie is being pushed back a month to December 18th, 2020 and the upcoming Elvis project with Austin Butler is moving forward to October 1, 2021 for a better shot at awards.
As we reported earlier this summer, Baz Luhrmann is directing the still-untitled Elvis project, with Austin Butler playing the role of Elvis Presley. Luhrmann wrote the screenplay with Sam Bromell, and Tom Hanks is also attached in a starring role. The story explores the life and music of Presley, through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played by Hanks. The story will delve into their complex dynamic spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America.
As for the “Dune” reboot, Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve is directing the film, which is based on the classic sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert. The movie stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Oscar nominee Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, and Stephen Henderson. The movie also features Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Oscar winner Javier Bardem.
Dune’s story follows a young man’s family as they travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of their people. The studio teased the plot adding, “As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.” Villeneuve is directing “Dune” from a screenplay he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts, based on Herbert’s novel.
If you’re a fan of Elvis then you get to see the movie a little earlier than expected, but if you’re a fan of “Dune,” you’ll have to wait a little longer.
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