If you’ve been following along, you will know that Denis Villeneuve has been finishing up editing DUNE while the pandemic rages around us all. And, giving us a further glimpse into what’s to come with Villeneuve’s epic take on the Herbert classic, U.K. SFF magazine, Empire, is going all out with in-depth coverage, this October. And what’s more, they are offering us a choice of covers.
House Atreides with, Timothée Chalamet’s young protagonist Paul Atreides, Oscar Isaac as his father Duke Leto, Rebecca Ferguson as the Bene Gesserit witch Lady Jessica, and Josh Brolin’s master-at-arms Gurney Halleck.
Or, as an alternative, the Fremen—including Javier Bardem’s Stilgar, leader of one of the Fremen tribes, and Zendaya’s tribe member Chani. Then there’s Sharon Duncan-Brewster as Liet-Kynes (gender-swapped from the original novel) who has become embedded among the Fremen, and Jason Momoa’s Duncan Idaho – who isn’ta Fremen, but whose destiny may ultimately lie with them.