Frank Herbert‘s sci-fi epic Dune is being adapted for the big screen once again. The film, which is being directed by Denis Villeneuve, is a sprawling epic featuring a large number of characters that are part of royal families competing over a valuable planetary resource. In the film, one of the noble families is betrayed and it is up to one of the dutiful royal sons to lead a rebellion that will help restore his family’s claim. But this won’t be just another sci-fi film adaptation, as the film will explore themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship with nature.
We know that Villeneuve has assembled quite a cast to appear in this possible two-part epic. And now, another actor has joined the fray. According to new reports, Ant-Man and the Wasp‘s David Dastmalchian will join the film. More on the report below.
It’s starting to look like everyone wants to be a part of Denis Villeneuve‘s adaptation of Dune. The film, which will be based on Frank Herbert‘s novel of the same name, stars Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides. He will be joined by Charlotte Rampling, Dave Bautista, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, and Stellan Skarsgard.
And now you can add Aquaman and Thanos into the mix. Reports confirm that Jason Momoa and Josh Brolin are both in talks to have roles in Villeneuve’s film adaptation of the sci-fi epic. More on the report below.
Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune is looking to become one of the biggest sci-fi films ever. And he will need some major talent to match those high expectations. We already know that the film will star Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides. He will be joined by Charlotte Rampling, Dave Bautista, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, and Stellan Skarsgard.
And now the adaptation has made another huge addition to the cast. According to a new report, Zendaya is in talks to play Chani, Paul Atreides’ love interest. More on the report below.
After directing titles like the mystery thriller Enemy and the crime dramas Prisoners and Sicario, lately it’s been all about the science fiction for Denis Villeneuve.
First it was Arrival, the alien contact movie which was recently nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Villeneuve. Most recently he’s been busy making Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Then, back in December, it was revealed that Villeneuve was in line to possibly take on a new adaptation of the sci-fi classic Dune.
Now it appears a new Dune movie directed by Villeneuve is a done deal.
Denis Villeneuve has already proven himself to be well-versed in the sci-fi genre with the critically acclaimed Arrival. His next project sees him helming a more daring project, Blade Runner 2049, a sequel to Blade Runner.
And now it looks like he will be taking on yet another sci-fi film. There is word that the director is in early talks to helm a reboot of Dune following Legendary Pictures’ acquisition of the rights to author Frank Herbert‘s novel of the same name. Check out the full story below.