A lot of Hollywood films postponed their releases in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic is far from over, several industries around the world have become more open. As a result, a lot of Hollywood movies slated to be launched last year were launched this year.
Among the most anticipated star-studded film of the year is Denis Villanueve’s sci-fi epic “Dune“. Starring Timothée Chalamet as hero Paul Atreides, along with Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Rampling, Dave Bautista, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin and Stellan Skarsgård, Dune was a certified hit around the world. In fact, the sequel to the movie has already been announced.
On the other hand, local cinemas in the country were temporarily closed until last November. As a result, a lot of Filipino cinemaphiles weren’t able to watch blockbuster hits like “Dune“ until last month. Understandably so, there are still plenty of Filipinos who are hesitant to hit the movie theaters.
Well, now you don’t have to go to the cinema in order to understand what the fuss is all about. Dune will be streaming on HBO GO starting December 25 a.k.a Christmas. This means you spend the holidays ogling Timothee Chalamet and getting lost in a new dystopian world.
The movie, which is based on the first part of Frank Herbert’s epic 1965 sci-fi novel, is set in a far-future interstellar empire that relies on a mysterious “spice” to enable trade and faster-than-light travel.
To hype you up about the epic film even further, here’s the official synopsis from HBO GO:
“In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides accepts stewardship of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “the spice”, a drug which extends human life, provides superhuman levels of thought, and makes foldspace travel possible. Though Leto knows the opportunity is an intricate trap set by his enemies, he takes his Bene Gesserit concubine Lady Jessica, young son and heir Paul, and most trusted advisers to Arrakis. Leto takes control of the spice mining operation, which is made perilous by the presence of giant sandworms. A bitter betrayal leads Paul and Jessica to the Fremen, natives of Arrakis who live in the deep desert.”
Aside from Dune, HBO GO has a lot of fantastic Hollywood titles, so it might just be a good idea to treat yourself this Christmas.
Art Daniella Sison