Imagine filming deep into the sandstone and granite canyons of southern Jordan, a vast wasteland that gives the impression of an unknown world where humans are the aliens.
That’s essentially what the cast and crew of Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic ‘Dune’ experienced.
Billed as the first of a planned two-part adaptation of the 1965 novel of the same name by Frank Herbert, ‘Dune’ will cover roughly the first half of the book.
In the novel, Arrakis is the only known location of the galaxy’s most vital resource – the mind-altering, time-and-space-warping “Spice”.
In the movie adaptation directed by filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, Timothee Chalamet stars as the young royal Paul Atreides, the stranger in a land who is fighting to protect the hostile new home even as it threatens to destroy him.
Humans are the aliens on Arrakis, the dominant species are immense, voracious sandworms that burrow through the barren drifts like subterranean dragons.
The director aims to create an interpretation that has only existed in the minds of readers. When it arrives on December 18, 2020, ‘Dune’ will be half of the events of the novel as
Warner Bros. has agreed to tell the story in two films.
Speaking on the decision to split the plot in two films, Villeneuve said:
“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.”
‘Dune’ is indeed something to look forward to as its ensemble cast will please fans. It stars Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, David Dastmalchian, and Charlotte Rampling.
To whet fans’ appetite before an official trailer comes out, OduNews.com has obtained images from the set of the movie which can be viewed below:
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