From the famous writer Frank Herbert, the world witnessed the release of Dune novel and became a favourite among readers. Back in 1984, a Dune film was made, directed by David Lynch. It starred Kyle MacLachlan in the lead. Though the movie did not do good at the box office or with the critics, the Dune novel series is still a phenomenon that has the potential to be turned into a successful movie adaptation.
After the acquisition of Dune’s movie and TV rights by Legendary Pictures in 2016, Denis Villeneuve began directing the movie and also expressed his interests before he knew he’d direct the movie:
A longstanding dream of mine is to adapt Dune, but it’s a long process to get the rights, and I don’t think I will succeed.
Warner Bros. Pictures is producing and distributing the movie franchise, which is planned for two releases. Villeneuve wanted to adapt the movie into two parts. I think there’s justice being done with the story. Most of the time, novels are rushed when made into movies, Villeneuve’s decision to make two movies might shape the intergalactic story better. Dune is just like Star Wars, but it’s more or less is made for adults. The director spoke about why the adaption won’t be one movie:
I would not agree to make this adaptation of the book with one single movie. The world is too complex. It’s a world that takes its power in details.
Denis Villeneuve is known to direct Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival, both are sci-fi thrillers related to space. Oscar Isaac who is playing a role in 2020’s Dune spoke about the movie recently and revealed key details:
I couldn’t imagine anyone more suited for the tone of the original Frank Herbert novels than Denis. There are some things that are — for lack of a better word — nightmarish about what you see… There’s just this kind of brutalist element to it. It’s shocking. It’s scary. It’s very visceral.
Oscar Isaac also acted in the Disney’s Star Wars movies, he played Poe Dameron in the franchise. Timothée Chalamet will be playing the role of Paul Atreides and he is seen wearing dark black overcoat and gloves in the first look. Chalamet’s role is twisted and believed to be an anti-hero.
Paul is from Atreides family from the planet Caladan. The Atreides family plan to invade Arrakis aka Dune, a planet that is the source for melange. If you have read the book, you’d already know what melange is capable of. It is a drug that extends human life and allows to gain thoughts of a superhuman.
The 24-year-old actor, Timothée Chalamet said appealing things about Paul:
The immediately appealing thing about Paul was the fact that in a story of such detail and scale and world-building, the protagonist is on an anti-hero’s journey of sorts.
Most of the shooting had taken place in the country Jordan. A place called Wadi Rum desert was chosen for its perfect landscapes. The desert was also a shooting place for other movies like The Martian, Rogue One, and The Rise of Skywalker. Chalamet shared his experience of the hot desert and what all he had to go through:
I remember going out of my room at 2 a.m., and it being probably 100 degrees. The shooting temperature was sometimes 120 degrees. They put a cap on it out there, if it gets too hot. I forget what the exact number is, but you can’t keep working. In a really grounded way, it was helpful to be in the still suits and to be at that level of exhaustion.
The cast of Dune is surprisingly too much to take in. Timothée Chalamet is already popular among the girls and he is playing a lead role, Upcoming Dune Saga will have good collections regardless of its reviews. Oscar Isaac will play Duke Leto Atreides, Paul’s father and Rebecca Ferguson will play the role of Lady Jessica Atreides, his mother.
Zendaya from MCU’s Spider-Man Franchise will be the love interest of Paul, she will play Chani. Josh Brolin will portray Gurney Halleck, who apparently is Paul’s combat trainer.
Jason Momoa is also a part of the cast. The role he will be playing is Duncan Idaho, the only character to be featured in all six Dune novels.
The other stars in the movie are Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Liet Kynes and Javier Bardem as Stilgar.
Despite the Coronavirsy outbreak, Dune’s release date is not changed yet. It Dated to arrive on 18 December 2020. Holidays for Christmas and New Year might be enough for the movie to gross good collections at the box office.