There’s a new DUNE on the Horizon


French-Canadian director, Denis Villeneuve’s version of DUNE has its release date, for later this year, and I for one am so excited, even if I do have to watch it streamed rather than see it on the big screen, in a cinema! 

This is the first in a series of movies being directed by Villeneuve, which only covers about the first half of the book, DUNE, by Frank Herbert. So expect the second part to come out some lengthy time after the pandemic is well and truly over. Meanwhile, in a far-flung future, near you …

Paul & Chani

Premise:

In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides accepts stewardship of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “the spice,” a drug which extends human life, provides superhuman levels of thought, and makes foldspace travel possible. Though Leto knows the opportunity is an intricate trap set by his enemies, he takes his Bene Gesserit concubine Lady Jessica, young son and heir Paul, and most trusted advisers to Arrakis. Leto takes control of the spice mining operation, which is made perilous by the presence of giant sandworms. A bitter betrayal leads Paul and Jessica to the Fremen, natives of Arrakis who live in the deep desert.

Liet-Kynes

Release Details:

Release Date: Dec 18, 2020 
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cinematography: Greig Fraser
Novel: Frank Herbert

Main Cast:

  • Paul Atreides — Timothee Chalamet
  • Chani — Zendaya
  • Lady Jessica — Rebecca Ferguson
  • Duke Leto Atreides — Oscar Isaac
  • Duncan Idaho — Jason Momoa
  • Baron Vladimir Harkonnen — Stellan Skarsgård
  • Glossu Rabban — Dave Bautista
  • Gurney Halleck — Josh Brolin
  • Stilgar — Javier Bardem
  • Piter De Vries — David Dastmalchian
  • Thufir Hawat — Stephen McKinley 
  • Gaius Helen Mohiam — Charlotte Rampling
  • Dr. Wellington Yueh — Chang Chen
  • Dr. Liet-Kynes — Sharon Duncan-Brewster
  • Harah — Gloria Obianyo
  • Jamis — Babs Olusanmokun
Duke Leto

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