Warner Bros. Pictures is moving ahead with a two-part movie series adaptation of the 1965 novel Dune, by Frank Herbert.
Academy Award-nominated Denis Villeneuve’s is directing Dune which is one of the most anticipated movies of 2020, the big-screen adaptations of the famous novel have not been much of success previously, owing to many factors and soon enough we will get to know how this adaptation of the movie will work out.
So far the movie looks to be amazing, read on to know more about Dune:
Release date of Dune :
Dune has a release date of December 18, 2020, and there is a chance that the release of the movie will suffer delays due to the ongoing global situation.
The movie will release in the United States and will be released in 3D as well as IMAX.
Dune Cast :
Well, for this part of the movie, Warner Bros. has done all they can do get together an ensemble of fan favourites, with Timothée Chalamet at the forefront playing the lead role of Paul Atreides and Rebecca Ferguson from the Mission Impossible series will play the role of his mother Lady Jessica Atreides.
The list of the ensemble present in Dune only grew day by day during production as we got to see names from the popular franchises such as DC, Marvel, and Star Wars popping up in the cast list.
Well, here is a round-up of all the cast members that are set to feature in Dune:
- Stellan Skarsgård – Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, head of House Harkonnen
- Dave Bautista – Glossu Rabban, nephew of the Baron
- Charlotte Rampling – Reverend Mother Mohiam, the emperor’s truth sayer
- Oscar Isaac – Duke Leto Atreides, head of House Atreides and Paul’s father
- Zendaya – Chani, Fremen warrior and Paul’s love interest
- Javier Bardem – Stilgar, Fremen leader
- Josh Brolin – Gurney Halleck, loyal Altreides warrior
- Jason Momoa – Duncan Idaho, swordmaster for House Atreides
- David Dastmalchian – Piter De Vries, a twisted Mentat
If this list of the cast is not impressive enough for you to be excited about the movie, then you need to really check your life choices.
The plot of Dune :
Many people are unfamiliar with what the story is all about and why has it garnered so much hype, well here is a quick summary of what the story of Dune is:
The movie is set in the distant future and features different houses that are in control of different territories, the lead character of the story is Paul Atreides, Pauls’s family is in control of the planet Arrakis. The isolated planet is invaluable as it contains a drug that gives mental abilities and extends life known as “the spice”.
The availability of the drug means that the planet is very envied by other houses and after former stewards of Arrakis, from the House known as Harkonnen, betray the ruling family, Paul has to set on a path to rebel against the rulers and help his family regain control of the planet.
While that is just the premise of the book, the movie is set to follow in the same steps and the first movie will feature half of the book while the second movie will continue the rest half of the story.
It has been reported that the director Denis Villeneuve only agreed to direct the movie if the sequel to the movie was already confirmed.
Dune; Movie and the Tv-series :
After Legendary Entertainment acquired the rights to Dune, they announced that a remake of the movie will come, and not only that, there will also be a tv series adaptation.
So, not only do we get a Dune movie, but there is also going to be a companion TV series that is going to air on HBO Max, the tv series would be a spin-off to the movie and will also be directed by Villeneuve.
Dune Trailer :
While there is no trailer available for the movie yet, you can check out all the new images that we got for the movie here:
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