With the release of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, and seeing the response of audience. Warner Bros and every studio realized that releasing movies as of now would be a great risk. Many movies which were about to release in theater are either delayed or released on streaming platforms. Similar news has came from WB’s Dune, What Dune Director Said After Movie Sended To HBO?
Seeing the response that Tenet got, many studios like Disney and WB delayed there many projects which they were about to release, like Wonder Woman 84, Black Widow etc. Many movies were released on streaming platforms, instead theatrical release. Movie like Mulan when released on Disney Plus did a great work and earned quite a lot making it most successful movie of 2020.
What Dune Director Said After Movie Sended To HBO?
With the ongoing issue with the releasing of movies, WB has decided to send their all 2021 movies which were about to release in theaters to HBO Max on the same day they will be releasing in theaters. This decision has created quite few challenges and problem for them. After this decision the studio has received criticism from both business and next year talent partners.
With this decision many of original WB titles will be releasing on HBO Max. Legendary Pictures are said to be considering legal action against WB as when Netflix offered $250 million for Godzilla Vs Kong and Dune but WB refused to accept. Soon after they announced that these movies will be going to HBO Max and without prior notice.
Denis Villeneuve, director of Dune blasted WB off with his articles on the decision that WB took. The director has wrote all the things about the decision that would affect Dune franchise.
Denis Villeneuve said: “I learned in the news that Warner Bros. has decided to release Dune on HBO Max at the same time as our theatrical release, using prominent images from our movie to promote their streaming service. With this decision AT&T has hijacked one of the most respectable and important studios in film history. There is absolutely no love for cinema, nor for the audience here. It is all about the survival of a telecom mammoth, one that is currently bearing an astronomical debt of more than $150 billion.
Therefore, even though Dune is about cinema and audiences, AT&T is about its own survival on Wall Street. With HBO Max’s launch a failure thus far, AT&T decided to sacrifice Warner Bros.’ entire 2021 slate in a desperate attempt to grab the audience’s attention. Warner Bros.’ sudden reversal from being a legacy home for filmmakers to the new era of complete disregard draws a clear line for me. Filmmaking is a collaboration, reliant on the mutual trust of team work and Warner Bros. has declared they are no longer on the same team.”
Seeing the reaction of director, his worries about the Dune franchise is true. Seeing how they were only told just before 90 minutes of public release of this decision.