How To Watch Dune, Denis Villeneuve's Take On The Sci-Fi Classic

Dune (Part One, we hope) hits theaters and HBO Max on October 22, 2021.


Dune is a true science fiction classic, with multiple live-action versions, as well as video games, board games, and more on shelves and in nerds' closets. Now, Denis Villenevue's new movie adaptation is less than a week away, set to hit theaters and HBO Max on October 22.

Dune, per the official synopsis, "tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive." The film covers roughly the first half of Frank Herbert's first Dune novel.

How to watch Dune

Dune will play in theaters and on HBO Max upon release. As with Warner Bros.' other 2021 theatrical releases, the film will be available for 31 days from when it hits the streaming service. If you're not ready to head back to theaters, you can watch the beginning of Paul Atreides' epic journey using the HBO Max app. The app is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, mobile devices, many smart TVs, and on video game consoles like the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

When you can watch Dune

Dune's official release date in the United States is October 22, but many theaters will begin showing it the night before, on October 21. Similarly, you'll be able to watch the film on HBO Max on Thursday, October 21st, 2021, at 3 PM PDT.

Dune is already showing in theaters in Europe and Asia. The film will hit U.K. theaters on October 22, and Australian theaters on December 2.

While you wait for Denis Villeneuve's take on the sci-fi epic to go live, make sure to check out our 10/10 review. Former Entertainment editor Michael Rogeau called the film "the best possible adaptation of one of science fiction's most iconic works. It's the one you've awaited for over five decades, or since whatever time you first turned a page in Herbert's seminal novel. The talented filmmakers and jaw-dropping cast have done it justice. Go see it so that they can tell the rest of the story."

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