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Timothée Chalamet withdraws from the Montreal premiere of “Dune.”

Timothée Chalamet withdraws from the Montreal premiere of “Dune.”

He had been expected to be here as the Messiah by the Fremen of Arrakis, but in the end Timothée Chalamet would not attend the special screening Wednesday evening in Montreal in front of an audience of… Sand Dunes Part Two, which is the leader. The young actor fell ill. He cannot be replaced by another star of the mass production, all of whom are also in poor health according to information broadcast on Wednesday morning.

However, director Denis Villeneuve will be present. He will be accompanied by producer Tania Lapointe, his partner, and artistic director Patrice Vermette, his long-time collaborator who worked on both parts. Sand dunes. He also won an Oscar for the first part in 2022.

The worldwide release of Part 2 has been postponed due to the 2023 Hollywood actors' strike. The film was released on Wednesday in France. It will arrive in theaters in North America on Friday. The production was widely praised by critics, with the most enthusiastic talking openly about a masterpiece that rejuvenates the science fiction genre.

Fans have been waiting since this morning in front of the room where the special screening for the general public will be held. Personalities are also invited and the “star host” must give presentations before the show, according to a press release issued in the morning.

A movie needs to have lots and lots of paying fans to make a lot of money. the high demand It cost about US$190 million according to some estimates.

Producers are hoping for $65 million from weekend releases in North America. To cover its costs, the film will have to raise $380 million, according to the basic standards for this type of production. Sand Dunes, Part One It cost $165 million and generated approximately $435 million in worldwide box office revenue, spawning the sequel. A third team could follow if success continues.

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