Warner Bros. updated its release schedule on Friday, and there are a few notable differences.
First up, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune has moved from Nov. 20, 2020 to Dec. 18, 2020. This date is also occupied by an unnamed Paramount/Hasbro film as well as Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, Paramount’s Coming to America 2, and Sony’s Uncharted starring Tom Holland. In other words, this sounds like a crazy date to move another movie on to. We understand Christmas is a lucrative box office window, but they will eat each other’s lunch for sure.
Warner Bros. also dated its untitled Elvis Presley movie by Baz Luhrmann for Oct. 1, 2021. Considering Luhrmann’s other works such as Moulin Rouge, this should be quite the film
Studios changing up release dates is not unusual, but this Dune one does have us a bit puzzled. A move of only a month is rather odd, and to move it onto an already super crowded date? It just seems a tad odd.
We’ll keep you posted.