The sci-fi film by Canadian Denis Villeneuve was due for release on November 3, and all indications are that the US actors’ strike is due to the delay, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Winner of six Oscars and many other important awards in the first half of 2021, the new film is accompanied by Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgard, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh and Léa Seydoux.
However, recent releases have mostly chosen to move on despite the lack of stars on the red carpet or on magazine covers.
The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has asked its members not to promote studio films during the shutdown, so Dune’s delay isn’t the first.
According to the publication, Luca Guadagnino’s feature film The Pretenders, which premiered at the MGM studio, has been withdrawn from the upcoming Venice Film Festival, and its presentation has been postponed to April next year.
In addition, Sony Pictures Studios has moved its next release, Ghostbusters, from December 2023 to next year, removing Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse from its schedule.