Josh Brolin and Timothée Chalamet in "Dune".
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
The publication of the science fiction epic "Dune" has been delayed until next October, according to the deadline.
The release of the film by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures has already been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was originally scheduled to open in theaters next month.
Deadline reported that the postponed date coincides with the Warner Bros. release. & # 39; "The Batman," suggesting the comic film's release might have a new date as well.
"Dune" is the latest potential blockbuster that has been pushed back from release. On Friday, the producers of "No Time to Die," the newest James Bond film, said it would hit theaters in April 2021, a year after its original release date.
Cineworld, which owns Regal Cinemas, said this weekend it would close all theaters in the UK and US in response to sluggish ticket sales and late blockbusters.
A Warner Bros. representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC.
Denis Villeneuve is the director of this latest adaptation of Frank Herbert's influential science fiction novel from the 1960s. The film stars include Timothee Chalamet, Oscar Isaac and Zendaya.
Read more about "Dune" here.