After months and months, and MONTHS, of massive casting news, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune has finally begun filming. (Seriously though y’all, the cast for this movie is absolutely stacked. STACKED PEOPLE.) Warner Bros. and Legendary confirmed the start of production on Monday.
Frank Herbert’s novel has been adapted twice before to middling reviews but fans hope the star-power and auteurism behind the camera will help this one stand apart. The star-studded cast of the reboot includes Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, and Oscar Issac. That isn’t all though as Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, David Dastmalchian, Stephen Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, and Chang Chen are all also set to appear. Like I said, STACKED. Oh, and did I mention that Hans Zimmer is now confirmed to be writing the score?
Dune follows the story of Paul Atreides (Chalamet) as he navigates a dangerous galaxy on the brink of civil war. Atreides’ is at the center of the conflict as his family is in power of the only planet which produces a coveted resource called ‘spice.’ While dealing with the lies, deceit, and betrayal of war, the young man also learns he is the subject of a prophecy, placing an even larger target on his back.
Dune is set to hit theaters on November 20, 2020.