DIRECTOR Denis Villeneuve’s epic big-screen adaptation of author Frank Herbert’s masterpiece sci-fi novel series Dune, starring Timothée Chalamet, arrives in theaters in November 2020; but production wrapped today according to MovieWeb.com.
As far as the plot of this first film goes, we imagine it will follow the first half of Herbert’s massive novel. The plot of that first half regards Oscar Isaac’s Duke Leto Atreides taking over the dangerous desert planet Arrakis (AKA Dune). He does this for control of the most valuable substance in the universe dubbed “the spice,” a drug which extends human life and provides accelerated levels of thought. From there, the plot leads to all-out war.
As mentioned above, this new Dune movie will star Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides along with Javier Bardem as Stilgar, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, and Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho. Timothée Chalamet will lead the killer cast as Paul Atreides along with Rebecca Ferguson who will be playing his mother, Lady Jessica. From there the epic cast also includes Dave Bautista as Glossu Rabban, Stellan Skarsgård as Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, Charlotte Rampling as Gaius Helen Mohiam, Zendaya as Chani, David Dastmalchian as Piter De Vries, and Chang Chen as Dr. Wellington Yueh.