As Pakistani cinemas gear up to reopen with SOPs for Covid, fans are eagerly waiting to watch their favourite films on the big screen. most cinemas across the country plan on resuming regular operation from October 22 to October 29. The first films to be screened will the highly-anticipated sci-fi feature Dune, as well as Venom: Let There be Carnage.
However, some of our stars attended the London premiere of the much-awaited film. Armeena Rana Khan, Bilal Ashraf and Ainy Jaffri took to social media and shared few pictures from the star-studded night.
The Bin Roye star came with her husband, Fesl Khan.
Based on a landmark of sci-fi literature about warring clans fighting for control of a desert planet, the film boasts a $165-million budget and a critically adored director in Canadian Denis Villeneuve. With its release delayed by a year due to the pandemic, anticipation among fans has reached a fever pitch.
Set many millennia in the future, Dune follows the tribal battles for control of spice, a powerful resource only found on the planet of Arrakis, which also happens to be infested with giant worms.
The brainchild of author Frank Herbert, Dune was first published in 1965 and became a six-volume space opera of massive influence, not least on "Star Wars".Fans have long praised the book's visionary edge, anticipating debates over global warming and the impact of technology.
"The author was ahead of his time, already concerned about what the world was heading towards," said Bardem when asked about its environmental concerns.
Despite its ready-made audience and clear cinematic potential, previous transfers to the film have been famously difficult.
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