Sci-fi epic Dune, which was due in cinemas this December, has now been delayed until October 2021.

Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin and Zendaya star in Denis Villeneuve's new adaptation of the Frank Herbert’s acclaimed 1965 and it was due to debut in cinemas on December 18 but will now make its debut on October 1 next year.

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Variety reports that Warner Bros. have declined to comment on the move of the release date.

The publication also says the move was expected after the studio pushed Wonder Woman 1984 back from early October to Christmas Day.

It follows news that the new James Bond sequel, No Time to Die, which was originally set to launch at the end of November, has been pushed back to 2021.