The new adaptation of “Dune” prepared by Denis Villeneuve will be split into two films, reported Tuesday the magazine Vanity Fair, which, after revealing yesterday the first image of this project, today presented other pictures of actors in your cast as Javier Bardem or Oscar Isaac.
“I would not have agreed to do the adaptation of this book into a single movie,” said the canadian director, one of the filmmakers most respected of the contemporary scene thanks to films like “Sicario” (2015), “Arrival” (2016) or “Blade Runner 2049” (2017).
“The world of ‘Dune’ is too complex. It is a world that bases its power in the details,” he added.
Vanity Fair noted that the idea with “Dune” for the studio Warner Bros. it can be similar to the successful adaptation of “It” by Stephen King that led the argentinean Andy Muschietti in two films that, in total, raised more than 1,100 billion dollars.
Despite the global crisis for the coronavirus that has closed the cinemas, and that has caused many postponements in the calendar of Hollywood, Warner Bros. keeps the 18 of December as the date of release of the first tape on “Dune”.
The first image of this project on “Dune” came on the Monday and showed his protagonist Timothée Chalamet, nominated for the Oscar for “Call Me by Your Name” (2017), as Paul Atreides to the point of leaving his planet of Caladan and heading to Arrakis.
Vanity Fair offered today a handful more of photographs with other figures of its stellar cast including Javier Bardem, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson or Jason Momoa.
“‘Dune’ is a book (by Frank Herbert) that addresses politics, religion, ecology and spirituality, all of it with many characters,” said Villeneuve.
“I think that’s why it is so difficult. Honestly, it is by far the most difficult thing I have ever done in my life,” he added.
Villeneuve connected in addition to the plots of science-fiction “Dune” with the changes in the TWENTY-first century.
“No matter what you believe: the Earth is changing and we will have to adapt,” he said.
“That’s why I think that ‘Dune’ was written in the TWENTIETH century. It was a portrait far removed from the reality of oil, capitalism, the exploitation and over-exploitation of the Earth. Today, things have gotten worse. It is a story of growth and maturity, but it is also a call to action for the youth”, he noted.
“Dune” came to the cinemas in 1984 with a movie directed by David Lynch, with numerous problems on the set, had the cast of Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis and José Ferrer.
The unique latino director Alejandro Jodorowsky had previously tried to do their own adaptation, but the project went forward.
And in the year 2000 and premiered in the USA the limited series “Dune”.