After several delays since 2020, Dune is still yet to reach its release date. Though, despite that, Jason Momoa has started campaigning for a full-length cut of Denis Villeneuve’s forthcoming film before it has even come out.
Based on the first half of Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel of the same name, unclear quite how long the theatrical cut of Villeneuve’s film will be, Momoa has already been calling for a four to six-hour cut to be released. Speaking to The New York Times, Momoa stated: “It was a cool movie…You know what they need to do? They need to make the four-to-six hour version of the first half”.
Continuing, the actor noted, “It’s like, ‘Let’s watch the four-to-five-hour movie like a TV show; I can choose when I want to watch the whole thing.’ I want to see Denis’s whole vision. I don’t want it to be trimmed”. As the release date draws ever closer, Warner Brothers have treated us with a brand new ‘Main Trailer’ for the film giving us far more meat to chew on than the mystical teaser trailer released in 2020.
With an impressive ensemble cast including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Dave Bautista and Oscar Issac, Denis Villeneuve’s take on the classic novel will be 2021s paramount cinematic spectacle.
This film may well be steeped in sub-plot and clever writing, but Villeneuve’s version of the film will be a blockbuster. Huge battle scenes coupled with giant monsters and stunning landscapes means this film will be a treat for all, sci-fi fan or not.
Dune will finally be released on October 21 in the UK, and October 22 in the US.