Rejoice! Frank Herbert’s “Dune” comes out on big screens later this year. Vanity Fair has recently shown us a lot of new information about the fresh adaptation of Dune, including some movie stills and what to expect in the future, so let’s take a look at the juiciest details!
What’s it about?
In the distant future, humankind has built an intergalactic empire, and entire planets are owned by a bunch of noble families. After the robot uprising, people abandoned electronic devices and developed extrasensory abilities. The most valuable resource in the galaxy is the “spice,” which allows people to send ships through space wormholes or something like that. The arid planet Arrakis, aka Dune, is the only source of this invaluable resource, but to collect the spice, you first need to survive the climate, and gigantic worms living in the sands. The rest is politics and epic family drama, but people seem to love it. The best part of Dune is the setting.
Who’s in it?
The Dune (2020) is directed by Denis Villeneuve, who’d created gorgeous movies like “The Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049” and “Sicario.” Almost all of his films were highly appreciated by both critics and viewers, even though some flopped financially.
There he is, directing and stuff.
Hans Zimmer is in charge of composing the score, so you know it’s going to rock your socks off. In the end, he was the mad genius behind soundtracks for such hits as “The Lion King,” “Inception,” “Interstellar,” and “The Dark Knight,” along with many others.
As for the on-screen performances, we got some hot movie stills with Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, and more. But we’re yet to see Dave Bautista’s character. Or maybe he’s so well-hidden he’s basically invisible!
Beautiful Zendaya as Chani
Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides
Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson Lady Jessica
Oscar Isaac as Leto Atreides
Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho
Representatives of the House Atreides
Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck
Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Liet-Kynes
This is only the beginning!
The Dune books cleverly intertwine topics of politics, religion, ecology, and faith with phenomenal worldbuilding and drama. This is why it’s insanely hard to do the story justice without spending billions of dollars on 15 seasons of television. Therefore, the director decided to split the first book into two parts, because two hours are not nearly enough to fit the whole plot of book one.
As you can see, sequels are a-coming if the movie doesn’t tank.
Are you excited to see the spice worms on the big screen? I know I am!