To quote Alexander Pope, hope springs eternal, and those of us who are movie lovers keep this thought in our minds during these trying times where, everything it seems, is delayed or canceled. Today, as per a Vanity Fair report, the upcoming Warner Bros’ project Dune has given us that hope we so crave.
The classic sci-fi series first penned by Frank Herbert in 1965 is getting a new look by Denis Villeneuve, most known for Bladerunner 2049 and Arrival. Most might remember the 1984 version by David Lynch, which was critically panned and not loved by many fans of the novels.
Villeneuve’s version has been highly anticipated by critics and fans alike, as the novels have been notoriously labeled as unfilmable by many. If the casting is any indication, this movie is chock full of talent. Timothée Chalamet will be portraying the lead role as Paul Atreides. He is surrounded by a cast that includes Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, and Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Harkonnen.
Today Vanity Fair shared an image of Chalamet as Paul on his homeworld of Caladan. The pic itself is pretty exciting to this reporter and fan of Dune and can already feel the sense of the universe and theme played within. We can also see the ships above him arriving to take Paul and his family to the desert world of Arrakis.
There was also an official logo released by Warner Bros today as well, reported by Screenrant, which looks stunning. While this news in of itself is exciting, we also learned that as of right now, the December 18th, 2020 release date is still intact and is not delayed. In our current environment, this is heartwarming news.
Please check out the video I uploaded today on this news as well on The Grey Council.