Dune 2 Review Embargo Details Revealed
Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the lifting of the review embargo for the upcoming science-fiction film Dune 2.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Dune: Part Two is the sequel to 2021’s Dune, and it is expected to expand upon the rich narrative and breathtaking visuals of the first film. The story follows Paul Atreides and his alliance with the Fremen people on the desert planet Arrakis as they struggle against House Harkonnen. The movie features an ensemble cast of returning and new talents, including Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken, and Léa Seydoux, among others.
Dune 2 Review Embargo Details
The social embargo will be lifted on February 15 at 2:00 pm PT, following the world premiere in London, and the review embargo will be lifted on February 21 at 9:00 am PT. This strategic decision is aimed at fueling the already significant hype surrounding the movie, which is set to be released on March 1, 2024.
The journey to bring Dune: Part Two to the screen was marked by both anticipation and uncertainty. The decision to split the adaptation into two parts was driven by the narrative’s depth and richness, a vision that only received the green light after the success of the first film. The sequel’s production spanned multiple countries, highlighting the global scale of the project and the commitment to authenticity and spectacle.
The first Dune launched in an uncertain time when Warner Bros. Pictures decided to push for same-day and date digital release for their movies for a whole year. Dune was one of the movies that was impacted by this decision and while it still managed to do well, grossing more than $108 million at the domestic box office, leading to a worldwide box office of $391 million that just fell short of $400 million.
The first movie was also directed by Denis Villeneuve who has returned to direct the sequel as well.