Hollywood Insider - News Entertainment & Culture

    Substance & Meaningful Entertainment

    Against Gossip & Scandal

    Independent Media Network

    Global Stories From Local Perspective

    Factual Culture News

    Hollywood Insider Dune Movie, Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa

    Photo: ‘Dune’/Legendary Pictures

    For science fiction fans, Dune by Frank Herbert has been a cult classic since its release in 1965. However, the popularity of this book largely existed within a bubble, as is often the case with works in this genre. Over the years there have been multiple film adaptations of Herbert’s work, none of which have achieved wide-ranging success or adoration, even among avid fans of the novel. This all may change with the new Dune film set to be released this coming December.

    So far, the upcoming Dune adaptation seems to have the makings of a film that can break its way into the mainstream, reaching Lord of the Rings levels of popularity. As we hurtle closer to the anticipated release of the trailer for this film, fans are anxiously following any new tidbits or snippets of news. So, to satisfy that curiosity, here is everything we know about Dune.

    Related article: MUST WATCH – Hollywood Insider’s CEO Pritan Ambroase’s Love Letter to Black Lives Matter – VIDEO

    New Dune’s Star-Studded Cast

    In order to create a noteworthy adaptation, the cast must be incredible, and the a-list stars lining the credits of this film are sure to live up to that tall order.

    Playing the main protagonist, Paul Atreides, is Timothée Chalamet. A rising star, Chalamet rose to stardom with his role in Call Me by Your Name and continued his streak of success with his role in Little Women. Paul Atreides’ parents, Lady Jessica and Duke Leito Atreides will be played by Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac.

    In the role of Paul’s love interest, Chani, is Zendaya. Although her career began on Disney Channel, Zendaya has risen to more widespread fame due to her roles in the new Spider-Man films as well as the TV show Euphoria. Other well-known Hollywood names gracing this film include Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, Charlotte Rampling, and Stellan Skarsgård.

    Related article: The Power of Positivity: Ikorodu Bois + Chris Hemsworth + Russo Brothers + Sam Hargrave

    Limited Time Offer – FREE Subscription to Hollywood Insider, independent media network for substance and meaningful entertainment that is free of gossip and scandal, factual news on culture, click here

    The Journey to the Big Screen – New Dune

    This project has been in the works since 2016, when Legendary Pictures acquired the film and TV rights for Herbert’s novel. In 2017, Brian Herbert, Frank Herbert’s son, announced that Denis Villeneuve—whose directing credits include Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival—would be directing the new adaptation. Prior to the announcement, Villeneuve had teased Dune as a passion project of his, leading fans to trust his judgement as director since he is a fan himself. In 2018, Greig Fraser signed on as the cinematographer for the film. Fraser’s credits include Zero Dark Thirty and Rogue One and he is gradually becoming a highly sought after director of photography. Furthermore, it was confirmed in 2019 that the man behind the creation of the languages in Game of Thrones, David Peterson, would be working on the languages for Dune.

    Dune takes place primarily on a desert planet by the name of Arrakis, similar to Tatooine for you Star Wars fans out there. By filming in Budapest, Hungary, and Jordan they were able to recreate iconic, arid landscapes that befit a sci-fi story such as Dune

    Furthermore, as the temperatures there reached insane heights, Timothée Chalamet remarked in an interview with Vanity Fair, “The shooting temperature was sometimes 120 degrees…They put a cap on it out there, if it gets too hot. I forget what the exact number is, but you can’t keep working.” The intense filming conditions as well as what Chalamet termed the “Goliath landscapes, which you may imagine existing on planets in our universe, but not on Earth” will provide a grounded yet surreal finished product.

    Related article: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ – Full Commentary and In-Depth Analysis

    Related Article: Want GUARANTEED SUCCESS? Remove these ten NORMAL & CRUEL words | Transform your life INSTANTLY

    Dune’s Female Characters

    While Villeneuve highly values and loves the source material, he also acknowledges that it is far from perfect, especially in regard to its female characters. One strong presence is Lady Jessica, Paul’s mother. Villeneuve has expanded her character, fleshing out her story arc and bringing a whole new level to her strength, resilience, and tenacity.

    Another intriguing and exciting change is with a supporting character known as Dr. Liet Kynes. Although always portrayed as a white male, Villeneuve made the decision to cast Sharon Duncan-Brewster, a black woman, in this role. Discussing the character of Dr. Kynes, Duncan-Brewster told Vanity Fair, “This human being manages to basically keep the peace amongst many people. Women are very good at that, so why can’t Kynes be a woman? Why shouldn’t Kynes be a woman?” This is the type of change that truly brings an older work such as Dune into the 21st century.

    Related article: FACT-CHECKED Series: Timothée Chalamet and 32 Things About This Extraordinary Superstar

    Click here to read more on Hollywood Insider’s vision, values and mission statement here – Media has the responsibility to better our world – Hollywood Insider fully focuses on substance and meaningful entertainment, against gossip and scandal, by combining entertainment, education, and philanthropy. 

    There Will Be Two Parts

    Due to the complexity and detail found in the novel, Dune has defied proper adaptations in the eyes of fans. In the newest quest to bring this immense work to the big screen, Villeneuve has high hopes to bring to life the exotic world of Dune that has, so far, only existed in the imaginations of readers. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Villeneuve explained, “I would not agree to make this adaptation of the book with one single movie…The world is too complex. It’s a world that takes its power in details.” This means that the upcoming film is only the first installment, covering roughly half of the events that take place within the novel.

    However, fans will not be left hanging, as cinematographer Greig Fraser stated in an interview with Collider, “It’s a fully formed story in itself with places to go. It’s a fully standalone epic film that people will get a lot out of when they see it.” Although the sequel has not been officially greenlit by Legendary Pictures, the CEO, Joshua Grode has confirmed their plans for a second installment. Furthermore, Jon Spaihts stepped down from his role as showrunner for the planned spinoff prequel series, Dune: The Sisterhood, in order to focus on creating a second film.

    An important balance must be struck during the adaptation of a work of literature, especially one as expansive as Dune. Every fan has a different view of the ‘perfect’ story in their head, and it is impossible to please everybody. However, with all of the exciting new developments we have in regard to this upcoming release, Dune is sure to be a momentous film.

    Keep an eye out for Dune, coming to theaters on December 18th, 2020.

    By Kaliray Arison

    Click here to read Hollywood Insider’s CEO Pritan Ambroase’s love letter to Black Lives Matter, in which he tackles more than just police reform, press freedom and more – click here.

    An excerpt from the love letter: Hollywood Insider’s CEO/editor-in-chief Pritan Ambroase affirms, “Hollywood Insider fully supports the much-needed Black Lives Matter movement. We are actively, physically and digitally a part of this global movement. We will continue reporting on this major issue of police brutality and legal murders of Black people to hold the system accountable. We will continue reporting on this major issue with kindness and respect to all Black people, as each and every one of them are seen and heard. Just a reminder, that the Black Lives Matter movement is about more than just police brutality and extends into banking, housing, education, medical, infrastructure, etc. We have the space and time for all your stories. We believe in peaceful/non-violent protests and I would like to request the rest of media to focus on 95% of the protests that are peaceful and working effectively with positive changes happening daily. Media has a responsibility to better the world and Hollywood Insider will continue to do so.”

    Vote with a conscience – Register to Vote – Your vote saves lives and ends systemic racism

    Ways to support Black Lives Matter Movement to end systemic racism

    More Interesting Stories From Hollywood Insider

    – Want GUARANTEED SUCCESS? Remove these ten words from your vocabulary| Transform your life INSTANTLY

    – Compilation: All James Bond 007 Opening Sequences From 1962 Sean Connery to Daniel Craig

    – Do you know the hidden messages in ‘Call Me By Your Name’? Find out behind the scenes facts in the full commentary and In-depth analysis of the cinematic masterpiece

    – A Tribute To The Academy Awards: All Best Actor/Actress Speeches From The Beginning Of Oscars 1929-2019 | From Rami Malek, Leonardo DiCaprio To Denzel Washington, Halle Berry & Beyond | From Olivia Colman, Meryl Streep To Bette Davis & Beyond

    – In the 32nd Year Of His Career, Keanu Reeves’ Face Continues To Reign After Launching Movies Earning Over $4.3 Billion In Total – “John Wick”, “Toy Story 4”, “Matrix”, And Many More

    New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune, New Dune

    logo

    Limited Time Offer: Join For Free Today & Get Unlimited Access.

    Hollywood Insider focuses on substance & meaningful entertainment.

    Quality of our content over quantity, transformation rather than titillation, and extraordinary instead of normal.

     

    SUBSCRIBE NOW

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

    Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.