The film will release in Jordan on September 23.
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) has organized a gala screening of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, adapted from Frank Herbert’s epic science fiction saga, at Taj Cinemas in Amman.
This special event was held under the patronage of Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Chairman of the RFC’s Board of Commissioners, who attended the screening along with Princess Rym Ali, Member of the Board of Commissioners, and in the presence of the Jordanian crew, selected guests, journalists and media representatives.
Adapted from Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name, Dune was shot in the Kingdom over 23 days in 2019, specifically in Wadi Rum and Wadi Araba.
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said: “I am very proud that Jordan hosted the shoot of a world-class film such as Dune; it was the biggest production of the year, shot in a safe and film-friendly environment, and it is based on a novel that is considered as being the world’s most influential bestselling science-fiction novel. A wide audience from all over the world will be able to watch this film on a big screen and see how the beautiful landscapes of Wadi Rum and Wadi Araba can serve as an other-worldly cinematic experience. Congratulations to all the Dune team, the international and local cast and crews who through their hard work brought back such an epic adventure to the silver screen.”
After months of scouting trips and preparations for the shoot, the foreign crew worked with some 400 Jordanians across the various departments.
It is not the first time that the acclaimed director, producer and writer Denis Villeneuve filmed in Jordan. His Oscar-nominated film Incendies, was also shot in Jordan.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Dune had its world premiere earlier this month at the Venice International Film Festival, where it was highly acclaimed by critics and the audience alike.
Dune will be released in cinemas in Jordan on September 23, 2021.
The RFC offers international, regional and local productions filming in Jordan the benefit of a ‘Cash Rebate Programme’, provided that they meet eligibility criteria.