Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune,” which had its official world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Friday evening, had a grand opening as it gave Frank Herbert eight minutes to stand on his adaptation of the 1965 sci-fi classic Was.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao, who is a member of the festival’s competition jury this year, greeted the Doon director with a big hug, “Great!” Meanwhile, the standing ovation of the crowd continued to roar for eight minutes.
Though Chalamet received the most outcry from the massive crowd of Gen Z Italians around the cinema, the entire cast was impressed with his scintillating display of star power.
Oscar Isaacs, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard and Chen Chang were to join hands with Villeneuve and Chalamet.
After a pair of press screenings in the morning, and a full-scale Timothée Chalamet frenzy at the Lido in the afternoon, as Villeneuve and his talent-filled cast, hit the red carpet, the big unveiling of “Dune” finally arrived in the evening. . . . before 7 o’clock.
Those lucky enough to get very few tickets for the film’s screening were treated to an unusually spacious and comfortable premiere experience as the Sala Grande’s usual seating capacity of 1,200 was reduced by half as a COVID precaution. was given.
Produced by Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. and billed as Part 1 of a planned two-chapter franchise starter, “Dune” will hit theatres on September 15 in Europe and the US, and on October 22 on OTT.