Dune

    Before Frank Herbert unleashed the first entry in his magnificent Dune series—a saga many now call sci-fi’s answer to The Lord of the Rings—almost nobody thought it had a prayer as a single book.Publishers rejected the massive 215,000-word novel 23 times,...
    Evan Agostini/Invision/APAustin Butler is in talks to join the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part 2” as the villainous Feyd-Rautha, the sadistic nephew of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Stellan Skarsgrd) and the heir to the Harkonnen...
    Warner Bros. | Disney“Dune”, “Coming 2 America” and “Cruella” were the film winners at the 2022 Costume Designers Guild Awards on Wednesday night.Back in person after the pandemic, the awards recognized excellence...
    Warner Bros. / Disney“Dune” has taken top honors at the VES Awards garnering four awards including Photoreal feature winner. Disney’s “Encanto” was named top animated film, also winning four awards.The Visual Effects Soc...
    Warner Bros. /Courtesy Everett CollectionIn the last line of Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune,” Zendaya’s character says, “This is only the beginning.” She might as well have been talking about the “Dune” franc...
    Hasbro has canceled two upcoming Cara Dune action figures amid the Gina Carano controversy. Earlier this week, it was announced that Lucasfilm and Disney had parted away with The Mandalorian actress after some recent incendiary tweets were posted. A...
    BAFTA/Guy Levy“Dune” may have been the big winner at the 2022 BAFTAs with five wins in the craft categories, but it was Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog” that took home the coveted best film and director awards.The m...
    West Side Story: 20th Century Studios; Dune: Warner Bros.; Nightmare Alley: SearchlightWith final Oscar voting on March 17, Variety staff members put forth their last-minute recommendations for artisans whose names they hope to hear at the 94th Acade...
    Power of the Dog: Netflix; Belfast: Focus Features; Dune: Warner Bros.In some years, the most action-packed, stunt-filled films are also ambitious enough to find their way into Oscars best picture category. But for every 1917 and Mad Max: Fury Road t...
    For a long time, there was a general sentiment in Hollywood that Brian Herbert's seminal sci-fi novel, Dune, was unfilmable. Acclaimed filmmaker Denis Villeneuve took on the formidable task of adapting Dune for the big screen with a huge budget and a...
    Courtesy of Kirsty Griffin/NetflixFilm composers are always looking for novel ways to express ideas and convey character in music. Two of this years original-score nominees were especially innovative in finding musical solutions for storytelling chal...
    Courtesy of Chia Bella James/WarWith Dune, Denis Villeneuve confirms that he is a visionary director. Adapted from Frank Herberts 1965 novel, Dune is set in the year 10191 and Villeneuve salutes his artisans who helped him create the look and sound o...
    Julian UnganoThe most shocking snub of this year’s Oscar nominations was Denis Villeneuves omission from the best directing category for his science-fiction epic “Dune.” “It’s better to be in that position than the oppos...