Legendary Pictures CEO Joshua Grode said Dune’s new adaptation, directed by Denis Villeneuve, will not be limited to a movie. The studio’s intent is to first read the first volume of Frank Herbert’s series in two films.
“This is the plan. There are some elements to support the intrigue that has emerged through books [and which we have developed]. In addition, there is a novel in the novel that makes sense to stop the action, “Grode explained.
Rumors about the studio plan have arisen since mid-2018 and have been upheld in some of the statements by the author’s son, Brian Herbert, who had access to the first scenario variants.
In Dune, Timothee Chalamet will be the protagonist, Paul Atreides. His family is entrusted with the control of the desert planet Arrakis (Dune), a source of invaluable spice, which many noble families dispute. When his father falls prey to the intrigues, Paul is forced to retire in the desert – with his mother, played by Rebecca Ferguson – where he meets the Fremen, harsh men who have learned to live in this harsh environment, among the giant worms that produce spice.
The cast is complemented by Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac and Stellan Skarsgård. Filming, which began in the last week of March, will take place in Budapest and Jordan. Launch is scheduled for November 20, 2020.
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