AceShowbiz - Denis Villeneuve's hotly-anticipated "Dune" will make its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival in Italy in September (21).
The filmmaker's adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi bestseller will debut on the Lido on 3 September (21) at the Sala Grande, two days after the festival opens.
Villeneuve was last on the Lido with "Arrival" in 2016.
Oscar-winning "Parasite" director Bong Joon Ho will serve as the president of the Venice jury while Italian actor/director Roberto Benigni will receive the festival's Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award.
The full line-up for the festival will be unveiled next month (Jul21).
The 78th Venice International Film Festival is scheduled to take place from 1 to 11 September.
Last year, Cate Blanchett served as the jury president for the 2020 event, which was still held in-person, although with a scaled-back programme due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Meanwhile, "Dune" was originally slated for 2020 release but it was pushed back because of pandemic. It's now scheduled to hit theaters on October 1.