DUNE remake scheduled Nov 2020

And we’re insanely excited….

In late 2016 Legendary Entertainment acquired the ‘film and television motion picture rights’ to the Dune saga. Denis Villeneuve is set to direct the movie, with Brian and Kim Herbert as executive producers. Villeneuve is known for sci-fi’s like Arrival and Blade Runner 2049. The movie will be written by Eric Roth, whose work includes Forrest Gump and The Insider. Earlier this year Warner Bros. announced that cameras are in fact ‘rolling’. Production chose beautiful countries like Budapest and Hungary to shoot in.

For all those who can’t wait: Dune is set to hit theaters on November 20, 2020. Hang on there!

Here’s what it’s about:

Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential, only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

If knowing the release date, it’s top director and team or the amazing Dune story didn’t quite get you all excited, this will: the confirmed cast for the remake;

  • Josh Brolin (Marvel’s Avengers)
  • Timothée Chalamet (Beautiful Boy)
  • Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones)
  • Zendaya (Spider-man: Homecoming)
  • Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible)
  • Oscar Isaac (Star Wars)
  • Javier Bardem (James Bond

It’s mad… Catch your breath for a second.

David Lynch’s version

© http://bit.ly/2EmLJbR – (Already bald) Patrick Stewart as Gurney Halleck

The 1984 version starred actors like Patrick Stewart (Star Trek, X-Men), Linda Hunt (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Max von Sydow (Shutter Island, GoT), Kyle MacLachlan (How I met your mother) and even Sting. Even back then the cast was incredible, which emphasizes the fact everyone wants the film to be as good as it can be.

Thinking back on David Lynch’s version in 1984 and the smaller mini-series over the years, history showed us that Dune isn’t one-movie-material.
One of the key failures of Lynch’s Dune movie was to try and condense the massive first book into one film. It also gives the (incorrect) impression that story ended with any sense of closure, when the source material didn’t. Any new attempt to make Dune not only has to factor in the other books in the series, but has to take into account the simple reality that the first book might be too big for one movie. It needs a lot of screen time. And fortunately, we’ll have just that. This is what director Villeneuve told Fandom: “The idea is to start from the very first book and tell the whole story as good as possible. The goal is to make two films, maybe more.”

© http://bit.ly/2WiAnjg – (Junior) Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides

So, now it’s time for a new generation to have a go at Dune. We’re hoping the new movies do justice to Frank Herbert’s six novels. Knowing his children are involved, gives us good hope.

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Last but not least: Dune’s gigantic sandworms emerging from the desert. It would be amazing to see them become true movie monsters, right? In Villeneuve, we trust!