Do you like beaches? Do you like Timothée Chalamet? Do you like Timothée Chalamet on a beach? Then you’re in luck, as a brand new still for Dune that contains both such key essentials has arrived online, courtesy of Vanity Fair. That’s it. That’s the story. Thanks for coming.
Want some more? Well that’s good then, because there’s set to be more snippets rising from sands tomorrow, which makes sense given that the story being adapted by Sicario and Blade Runner 2049‘s Denis Villeneuve has a cast bursting at the seams and waiting to get out. Joining Chalamet in Dune is Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling and Josh Brolin. Not a roster to sniff at, whatsoever.
Based on the book of the same name, Dune is set in the distant future, and focuses on Paul Atreides whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, control of Arrakis is highly contested among the noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship to nature as Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family’s control of Arrakis.
Contained within a book that could knock out a small child, the creative forces behind the project have a job on their hands bringing it to screen, but if anyone could deal out the spice just right, it’d be Villeneuve. Having already dabbled in sci-fi’s like Enemy, Arrival, and the grossly overlooked Blade Runner 2049, his enthusiasm to get this right is high, after speaking to Vanity Fair.
“’Dune’ was made by people from all over the world. Many of these people are like family to me, and they’re very much in my thoughts. I’m so proud to showcase their hard work. I look forward to a time when we can all get together again as ‘Dune’ was made to be seen on the big screen.”
We’ll be able to see what’s in store for us (fingers crossed) when the film arrives December 18, 2020.