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Very excited for this movie. The casting looks mostly spot on so far, although I’m not sure about Jason Mamoa.

I’m waiting with a little trepidation for the casting of the Emperor Shaddam. He’s an important character in the book and previous versions have totally miscast him with actors who were far too old.
   
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It was announced today Funcom will be making games set in the Dune universe including an open world multiplayer. They did Conan Exiles so there is a chance we could get a passable Dune video game within the next couple years or so.Other than that, hoping for more casting news later in the week.

 
   
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What other biggish roles are left? Thufir, Yueh, Feyd and Shaddam, I guess? Irulan is a very small role, but they could elevate it like the miniseries did. I guess Liet Kynes also.

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 gorgon wrote:
What other biggish roles are left? Thufir, Yueh, Feyd and Shaddam, I guess? Irulan is a very small role, but they could elevate it like the miniseries did. I guess Liet Kynes also.


Nothing of much significance in terms of screentime, but it's still cool to see the smaller roles being fleshed out. Even though they have limited screen time they matter a lot to the world building and dynamic of the movie.

 
   
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Chang Chen has been cast as dr Yueh. And Oscar Isaac said he doesn't begin filming until may, so by then at the latest they would have started filming. I originally heard march but now i'm not sure about that.

 
   
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Turns out I was wrong, they started filming today and Hans Zimmer is doing the soundtrack. Hopefully Zimmer doesn't phone it in....

https://www.instagram.com/p/BvKWJtfAIfa/

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Josh Brolin shared a short video of the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan where the desert scenes will be filmed. Look at that beautiful red sand! Neither the Lynch movie nor the TV miniseries (shot entirely on soundstages IIRC) really captured the desert, but it looks like this one will.

https://twitter.com/DUNEFAN2020/status/1114551576444776448

Zimmer for the soundtrack! It's an embarrassment of riches!

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With this much famous talent, this movie has to be terrible. It's the Ishtar effect.

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I agree, Gorgon, that most desert scenes in the 1984 movie was covered with that sodding smoke effect. Its hard to appreciate a good set - even if miniature - when its got crap all over it.

When you think about it, it was two decades after Lawrence of Arabia, and even Star Wars managed to churn out a decent sand planet.

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Right? That book and series is full of environmental themes, and yet Lynch's film did a pretty poor job of featuring the environment.

I'm a Lynch fan and a Dune fan. But as amazing as the cast, production design, etc., was, on many levels it seems like he never really got the source material regardless of how much he met with Herbert. However, I do recognize that Lynch didn't have the final cut on the film, and that his original cut supposedly was 45 minutes longer with an ending more like the book.

Anyway, this is a passion project for Villeneuve, and I'm very optimistic that it's going to make a big difference in the final result. It also helps to have a studio behind the plan to splilt the book into more than one film.

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Man i just hope they keep the same look as the lynch film for the spacing guild. They had them down pat in the lynch movie... also with a little update to the look the spacing guild could pull off the "Admech" look in a 40k movie and the navigator... do i need to say more?

This looks very interesting i cant wait to see more.


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Lol so Jason Momoa is already in Jordan and he's shaving his beard for the role (he also made sure to make it a 'thing')

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I guess they might film another month or two in Jordan before heading to the Budapest studios.

 
   
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FIlming in Jordan for the arrakis desert scenes has wrapped as of today, that was pretty quick. Then again, we're probably talking about the last 25-45 minutes of the movie at most. It's kinda hard to say without knowing when during the book they will stop. No leaks worth mentioning either. Though someone did get images of a set that was supposedly being used for "star wars reshoots" during the past two weeks. IMO I think the Dune staff/security purposely misled tourists into thinking they were doing SW reshoots lol.

 
   
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Primary shooting on location is usually the shortest part of film production.

Pre- and POST-Production tend to take the most time. Setbuilding, prop making and location scouting, then adding in any FX work that's needed and adding the score.

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Love Dune but I'm not looking forward to this movie. I just don't think Dune is filmable. Half the time nothing is really happening in the books it's just people thinking.

 
   
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 KamikazeCanuck wrote:
Love Dune but I'm not looking forward to this movie. I just don't think Dune is filmable. Half the time nothing is really happening in the books it's just people thinking.


I honestly don't think it will follow the book as closely as people might be hoping for. Think along the lines of blade runner compared to do androids dream of electric sheep. It's an adaptation that kinda does it's own thing and becomes something else.

 
   
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 Thargrim wrote:
 KamikazeCanuck wrote:
Love Dune but I'm not looking forward to this movie. I just don't think Dune is filmable. Half the time nothing is really happening in the books it's just people thinking.


I honestly don't think it will follow the book as closely as people might be hoping for. Think along the lines of blade runner compared to do androids dream of electric sheep. It's an adaptation that kinda does it's own thing and becomes something else.


But...but that was what Lynch did! And we hates him for it!

I'll give the film five stars if part of the adaptation process includes "killing words" or Weirding Modules.

   
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Personally I loved the Dune miniseries theatrical approach to this.

Where the various "people thinking" scenes were acted out as if they were Shakespearian soliloquies.
   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
 Thargrim wrote:
 KamikazeCanuck wrote:
Love Dune but I'm not looking forward to this movie. I just don't think Dune is filmable. Half the time nothing is really happening in the books it's just people thinking.


I honestly don't think it will follow the book as closely as people might be hoping for. Think along the lines of blade runner compared to do androids dream of electric sheep. It's an adaptation that kinda does it's own thing and becomes something else.


But...but that was what Lynch did! And we hates him for it!

I'll give the film five stars if part of the adaptation process includes "killing words" or Weirding Modules.


Funny enough for a Lynch film it didn't even feel like one. I don't think Lynch got to make the movie he wanted. Denis however seems to have the means and at least more freedom to do what he wants. Not sure if he gets final cut though...it would be interesting to find that out.

 
   
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 Thargrim wrote:
 KamikazeCanuck wrote:
Love Dune but I'm not looking forward to this movie. I just don't think Dune is filmable. Half the time nothing is really happening in the books it's just people thinking.


I honestly don't think it will follow the book as closely as people might be hoping for. Think along the lines of blade runner compared to do androids dream of electric sheep. It's an adaptation that kinda does it's own thing and becomes something else.


I'm going to take the other side of that and say that it's reasonably true to the book...along the lines of the miniseries rather than the film. Definitely closer than Jodorowsky's wacky version.

And I trust that -- unlike Lynch -- Villeneuve understands Dune enough not to introduce contrivances like 'weirding modules'. It's not that they aren't in the books. It's that they serve to lose the point about why the Fremen are so formidable.



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I think everyone is underestimating how visionary Villenueve is. He's going to be brave and deviate from Herbert's book in ways Lynch wasn't willing to. Here are some of my predicitions:

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Dr. Yueh dies from slipping in the shower before he can implement his treachery. Duke Leto then begins the long process of integrating the Freeman into Arrakis society through a 10 point bureaucratic plan involving education reform, economic stimulus, and neighborhood outreach. The movie will focus on interconnected uplifting stories of disaffected youth and working class people finding purpose in the new opportunities Duke Leto's actions bring about. Not a single shot needs to be fired for this film to be a success. I suppose there will still be a few scenes that give lip service to Spice and Worms, but these are going to be background elements thrown in for fans of the books. The CGI budget will be primarily used on ornithopter scenes where Duke Leto surveys progress on his infrastructure projects. Hans Zimmer's talents will be used for balancing sound levels in the Eye of the Tiger montage scenes; montages of community building, of course.

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Skarsgard said he will be spending 6+ hours a day in the makeup chair for fat man prosthetics. I wonder if they'll have him flying around too. I kinda hope not...

 
   
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Well, that's a healthy way to put on weight. In contrast, Kenneth McMillan packed on real pounds in the Lynch film from CHEWING EVERY PIECE OF SCENERY IN SIGHT.

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Stellan is going to be playing Vladimir? Kewl.

And yes, he does need to be flying around the shop!

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It seems they will be filming a bit in Arcadia (Greece). I'm betting that will be for the Caladan stuff at the beginning.

 
   
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That's awesome.

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Add a Castle Caladan on the hill, and that'd look like Caladan to me.

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Well the greece location was taken off IMDB, so now that's up to question. Maybe someone made an error. But we have the first banner/teaser image for the movie, from the licensing expo next week. Being teased with legendary pictures other stuff.

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Whether more will be shown next week is unknown, I think it's too early to see any real images of the set/actors in costume but who knows. It might be a no phones allowed thing too so I don't expect to see anything.

 
   
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We are new getting a kind of streaming series for Dune, focusing on the bene gesserit. Pilot episode will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, so this will tie into the new movies.

https://deadline.com/2019/06/dune-the-sisterhood-series-warnermedia-streaming-service-1202630479/

Seems like they are going all out with this Dune stuff.




 
   
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Hmm, interesting...

It could work too, they mentioned that they do this with "The Purge."

I've never seen it but the typical response I hear about it is along the lines of, "it's better than it has any right to be."
   
 
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