2020 might not have a lot going for it, but the latter part of the year will see the release of the highly-anticipated Dune reboot. The epic science fiction movie is being spearheaded by director Denis Villeneuve, who is also penning the flick alongside writers Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. Based on the 1965 novel, the two-part movie has just gotten its first screenshots, and it looks absolutely breathtaking.
As revealed by Vanity Fair, the first look at the movie, shown through a series of screenshots, shows a bleak and desolate landscape.
The film stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.
The movie’s official description reads as follows: “A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.
“As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.”
Speaking on the movie’s schedule two-part release, Villeneuve told Vanity Fair: “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.”
It seems like a wise move, considering the previous attempts to bring Dune to the big screen. Back in 1984 David Lynch attempted to bring the story to cinema, though the result failed to impress. A three-part televised mini-series back in 2000 also failed to make a splash.
Barring any coronavirus-related delays, Dune is scheduled to be released on December 18, 2020. Will it fare any better than its predecessors?
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