dune sandworms

There has not yet been a truly successful adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi classic Dune. Directors have tried and failed to bring Herbert’s dense sci-fi novel to the small and big screen, but ended up stumbling over the more audacious and weirder parts of his story. That is why Denis Villeneuve is working hard to get every little detail right about the sandworms for his upcoming feature film adaptation. The giant, deadly monsters that inhabit the planet of Arrakis are essential to the narrative of the story, even as they’ve been the subject of many a phallic comparison. So Villeneuve spent the better part of a year perfecting the design of the sandworm so that they — and his Dune — can be taken seriously.

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Dune image

Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve‘s highly-anticipated film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel Dune takes place primarily on the desert planet of Arrakis. But it looks like Timothée Chalamet‘s heroic young protagonist, Paul Atreides, might have stopped at a Space Gap for some clothes along the way.

Empire Magazine has a new image of Chalamet from the movie, along with some quotes from Villeneuve which compare the character to Michael Corleone from The Godfather.
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Dune photo

Director Denis Villeneuve‘s two-movie adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal science fiction novel Dune kicks off this December. While we haven’t seen a trailer for the film yet, we’re slowly getting glimpses of Villeneuve’s take on this notoriously difficult-to-adapt material, and the latest Dune photo highlights one of the movie’s action scenes. Read on to see Timothée Chalamet and Josh Brolin‘s characters making a daring escape above the desert planet of Arrakis. Read More »

david lynch netflix

In 1984, David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks) directed what is, so far, the only feature film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal science fiction novel, Dune. The result is one of the famous disasters in Hollywood history, and Lynch was so upset at the behind-the-scenes meddling that he disowned the movie.

Now, in a new interview, Lynch says he has “zero interest” in seeing director Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming adaptation of the source material, and he also denies working on a new show for Netflix. But might one be in development despite that denial?
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jason momoa dune

Every space opera needs a handsome rogue to try to do their best Harrison Ford impression. Many try and fail, but Aquaman star Jason Momoa could just pull it off with his swashbuckling swordmaster Duncan Idaho in Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sci-fi epic Dune. Momoa is playing the master swordsman who trains Timothée Chalamet‘s protagonist in Villeneuve’s highly anticipated adaptation of the classic Frank Herbert sci-fi novel. He’s a supporting character in the novel, but in the upcoming film, Momoa teases that he will have a greater part and even be rogueish scene-stealer similar to Han Solo in the Star Wars movies.

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Zendaya Dune

Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune – or at least, the first entry in his massive two-part adaptation of author Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel – is one of our most anticipated movies of 2020. Over the last couple of days, Vanity Fair has been sharing images of the film’s cast, but one of its stars has taken matters into her own hands. Zendaya has shared a different photo of her character, a mysterious desert dweller named Chani, and it’s the best look we’ve seen so far. Read More »

Dune TV series

Be still(suit) our beating hearts: new Dune images have arrived. Denis Villeneuve‘s highly anticipated adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel has debuted a slew of new images featuring the film’s ridiculously good-looking cast, including Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, and of course, Timothée Chalamet as the reluctant hero Paul Atreides.

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Dune first look

When one thinks of Dune on film, the first image that comes to mind is the outlandish costumes and weird nose plugs of David Lynch’s infamous 1984 adaptation. Funny enough, those costume designs were actually quite close to the descriptions in Frank Herbert’s seminal 1965 sci-fi novel. But it’s 2020 now, and nose plugs aren’t cool. So it’s natural that the first image to come out of Denis Villeneuve‘s highly anticipated adaptation of Dune looks like it could be the cover to a music album. The first image from the film has arrived, giving us our first look at star Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, the young heir to the noble Atreides house. See the Dune first look below.

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dune tone

Denis Villeneuve has described his adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel Dune as “Star Wars for adults,” and it sounds like he’s taking the “adult” part of that description seriously. The latest actor in Villeneuve’s very attractive cast to chime in is Oscar Isaac, who teased the filmmaker’s dark and “shocking” vision for Dune. The Dune tone will be “nightmarish” and “brutalist,” according to Isaac, teasing a film that is radically different from past adaptations of Herbert’s dense 1965 novel.

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‘Dune’ TV Series Loses Showrunner Jon Spaihts

dune tv series showrunner

The Dune TV series destined for HBO Max, Dune: The Sisterhood, is going to need a new showrunner. Jon Spaihts, who wrote the script for the upcoming Dune movie from director Denis Villeneuve, was set to serve as showrunner for the tie-in TV series, but that’s no longer the case. Sources claim that Legendary TV was unsatisfied with the work Spaiths was doing on the show, but that doesn’t mean the writer’s time in the world of Dune is done – he’s still slated to pen the Dune sequel.

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