After getting its on-screen debut postponed to the dismay of its production team and fans alike, the eagerly awaited reboot of Dune starring Timothée Chalamet will show on the real big screen—IMAX—at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival in September.
TIFF 2021 looks to happening with a mix of in-person and online experiences, which seems to be the trend with all things sci-fi/fantasy entertainment these days. Understandably so. Whatever the in-person event looks like, Dune is expected to play at the Cinesphere Theatre at Ontario Place, the first permanent IMAX venue in the world.
It’ll be interesting to see how audiences respond to the film once they actually see it. The adaptation, of course, has a huge slate of fans, yet it’s also taken its due hits recently—everything from critiques of its visual appearance and director Denis Villeneuve’s dismay over the HBO Max deal to show the film to accusations about its fascistic appeal and questionable representation of Middle Eastern peoples and cultures.
In the meantime, at least it’s looking like we’ll get more SFF entertainment coming later in the year and into next year as things open up.
And there’s always plenty of indie content available for viewing at The Fantasy Network anytime, including our new audio content platform. Catch the audio feature, Magus Elgar, and stay tuned for more to come.