Take a trip to Arrakis, the future, your past memories and space with our pick of the best science-fiction of the next twelve months.
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Warner Bros. has unveiled explosive footage from Denis Villeneuve’s science-fiction thriller starring Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and a lot of spell-binding scenes.The trailer offers a look into magnificent production design, out of this world action, fabulous costumes of the cast, along with everything else that Villeneuve has used to make his world of Dune, which is augmented by the music given by master composer Hans Zimmer.He always had this day-dream of adapting Frank Herbert’s novel since the time he was a teenager, and now cinema giant Warner Bros. along with Legendary, have given him a pedestal to mount his vision of utmost cinematic grandeur.The footage shown in the trailer, along with its music that adds a sense of emotional feel to it, can put any science fiction film to shame.Academy Award-nominated film Call Me by Your Name had given exposure in Hollywood to actor Timothee Chalamet who eventually found his way to star in Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune playing the protagonist Paul Atreides, descendent of a family that takes control over a minacious desert planet called Arrakis.In particular, Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides and Zendaya will occupy center stage surrounded by a stellar supporting cast of Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, No Country for Old Men star Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, and Charlotte Rampling.Dune is the latest name that has been added to the list of science fiction films made by Denis Villeneuve, who looks to have launched an incursion into the genre.It is expected that both films could very well make their way to the best sci-fi films of the 21st century.It looks the duo has given a lot of time in the project as “Dune” is expected to be a visceral exaltation akin to the pedigrees achieved by 2018 DC tentpole Aquaman which was in itself a stupendous cinematographic effort.It is an undisputed fact and imperative to be kept in mind while reviewing the film in the future that Dune is a very difficult venture if not an impossible venture.
With the sci-fi remake well on the way, here's what we know about the Dune release date, cast, and more.
Director Denis Villeneuve's adaptation provokes mixed reactions among Ars staffers.
Denis Villenueve's Dune arrives in theaters in December, and now we have our first look at the much-anticipated adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel.
We won’t get to feast on Denis Villeneuve’s much-anticipated cinematic take on Frank Herbert’s Dune until November 2020, but here’s some news that suggests Dune fever won’t be confined to the big screen: Villeneuve will also executive produce, co-write, and direct the pilot for a Herbert-inspired series, Dune: The Sisterhood, for WarnerMedia’s streaming service.Here’s a description of the series, via the Hollywood Reporter, which fans of Herbert’s series should find interesting:Herbert’s Dune novel examines a future in which humanity has spread across the galaxy to thousands of worlds, all ruled by the Padishah Emperor, The Imperium.Dune: The Sisterhood takes place in the same universe and explores the future through the eyes of a mysterious order of women: the Bene Gesserit.Given abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind, the Bene Gesserit expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis — known to its inhabitants as Dune.“The Bene Gesserit have always been fascinating to me.
Fans of Frank Herbert's Dune books, this news should spice up your day.A sci-fi series, Dune: The Sisterhood, has been ordered for WarnerMedia's planned new streaming service, and Denis Villeneuve will direct the pilot.Villeneuve, director of Blade Runner 2049, is also directing and co-writing the movie reboot of the original Dune, which was an iconic 1965 novel and a controversial 1984 David Lynch film."Set in the universe of Frank Herbert's epic Dune novel series, Dune: The Sisterhood is told through the eyes of a mysterious order of women known as the Bene Gesserit," WarnerMedia said in a statement."Given extraordinary abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind, the Bene Gesserit expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis, known to its inhabitants as Dune."The Dune universe features a fictional drug called Melange, also known as "the spice," as well as the dangerous sandworms that attack those who try to harvest it.
WarnerMedia has placed a straight-to-series order for “Dune: The Sisterhood,” a show based on Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novels and tied to the big-screen “Dune” adaptation coming from Warner Bros. next year.According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film’s director Denis Villeneuve will also be helming the show’s pilot, which is being scripted by one of the movie’s writers, Jon Spaihts.“Dune” tells the story of warring noble families against the backdrop of the desert planet Arrakis.Since its publication in 1965, it’s become one of the most famous science fiction novels of all time.It was eventually followed up by five sequels written by Herbert himself, as well as countless prequels and additional sequels from his son Brian and Kevin J. Anderson.It was also turned into a film directed by David Lynch — who was notoriously unhappy with the results — and later into a Sci Fi Channel miniseries.
You could watch some of the best fantasy and action TV shows already available, or you could go back to George R.R.Martin's novels when he gets round to completing the Song of Ice and Fire series that inspired HBO's smash hit.Luckily there's no shortage of epic fantasy, sci-fi and thriller books being adapted into movies and TV shows in the coming months and years.From beloved classics to contemporary best-sellers, these are some of the adaptations that will challenge Game of Thrones' crown to become your new obsession.In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides and his son Paul battle over life-giving spice with the venal Baron Harkonnen on the desert world of Arrakis.After reimagining Blade Runner 2049, acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve takes on another sci-fi classic with the help of a galaxy of stars: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem are among those involved.
With seemingly every actor in Hollywood lining up to be in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, it makes sense Warner Bros. would finally line up a release date.Dune will be in cinemas November 20, 2020 in both IMAX and 3D.It’s currently the only other film scheduled for release that weekend.The cast, as we mentioned, is impressive and growing, but it’s headlined by Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, the young leader of a family fighting to take back control of the planet Arrakis and its valuable spice trade.The film is based on a classic 1965 Frank Herbert novel which David Lynch turned into a cult favourite 1984 film.Read about just some of the insane casting in the linked articles.
With seemingly every actor in Hollywood lining up to be in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, it makes sense Warner Bros. would finally line up a release date.Dune will be in cinemas November 20, 2020 in both IMAX and 3D.It’s currently the only other film scheduled for release that weekend.The cast, as we mentioned, is impressive and growing, but it’s headlined by Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, the young leader of a family fighting to take back control of the planet Arrakis and its valuable spice trade.The film is based on a classic 1965 Frank Herbert novel which David Lynch turned into a cult favourite 1984 film.Read about just some of the insane casting in the linked articles.
Director Denis Villeneuve is trying anyway.The Oscar-nominated filmmaker, who previously helmed Arrival and Blade Runner, promised that his Dune will be a more faithful take on the source material than other adaptations, and he’s assembled an all-star cast to make it a reality.Josh Brolin, who is currently menacing the Avengers as Thanos, will play lead character Paul Atreides’ mentor, Gurney Halleck.Star Wars veteran Oscar Isaac will trade his X-Wing for a sandworm as Paul’s father, Duke Leto Atreides.And Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, is in talks to play Duncan Idaho, the only character to appear in all six of Herbert’s Dune novels.They’ll join Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name, Beautiful Boy), who will star in Dune as Paul Atreides, the nobleman-turned-messiah and the head of an interstellar uprising.
“If you know someone who has the basic brain power to comprehend Avalon Hill games, then get him to send us this postcard.”At the bottom of the card, that friend literally has to sign a sort of affidavit: “I swear that I have the necessary grey matter to enjoy your games.”As a sales tactic, this may be puzzling to modern eyes, but back in the pre-Internet, pre-console days, gaming saw itself as an elite hobby—something only for the nerdiest nerds.One of these bright spots was Dune, the cardboard adaption of Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi novel.While it contains many wargame-like tropes, being a battle-heavy game of area control in which generals throw heaps of colored counters to their deaths, Dune was decades ahead of its time.Sadly, the Herbert estate proved reluctant to re-issue a license, forcing Fantasy Flight Games to antagonise purists with its shiny but thematically alien re-brand, called Rex, in 2012.
But we don’t think that should worry you.Variety reports that Eric Roth, who won an Oscar for his adapted screenplay for Forrest Gump, has been hired to adapt the Frank Herbert novel Dune for director Denis Villeneuve.Roth also wrote The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Insider, Munich, Ali, and many, many more.So even though you say the words “Forrest Gump” and some people get nauseous, Roth is still a writer who is respected and has worked with some of the best filmmakers of all time: Fincher, Mann, Spielberg, and Zemeckis, just to name a few.Dune, of course, is set on the distant desert planet Arrakis and follows a deeply woven story that combines politics, science fiction, and action.The novel was released in 1965 and was famously adapted into a 1984 film by David Lynch.
Frank Herbert s acclaimed literary sci-fi saga that began with 1965 s Dune is lined up for yet another adaptation, with Legendary Entertainment announcing this week that the studio acquired the movie and television rights to the franchise from Herbert s estate.The deal includes development of both big- and small-screen projects based on Dune and its sequels.More: Sicario director wants to remake Dune after finishing Blade Runner sequelThe deal puts Legendary in the position of becoming the latest studio to adapt Herbert s novels, following a 1984 movie directed by David Lynch and a 2000 miniseries that aired on SyFy.Several other attempts to bring Dune to the screen have been made over the years with varying success, including one fantastic, aborted attempt by Alejandro Jodorosky that was chronicled in the critically praised 2013 documentary Jodorowsky s Dune.Dune follows orphaned royal heir Paul Atreides as he attempts to win back control of the desert planet of Arrakis after his family is betrayed by a competitor who wants control of the planet s most valuable resource: the drug known as spice.
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