A short callup on the history of previous dune adaptations, release date of the latest dune, it's cast and the plot.
Dune is an epic upcoming science fiction film that is to be released on 1st of October 2021. it’s an adaptation of a science fiction novel by the same name, written by Frank Herbert in 1965.
There have been several adaptations of the novel since it was released in 1965. First, it was attempted by Alejandro Jodorowsky, a Chilean Avant-garde veteran filmmaker. Hollywood wanted him to Direct a two hours long film but Jodorowsky thought that a film of 10 to 12 hours would be more appropriate. Although the film’s craftsmanship was promising, it went over the budget, and the film was canceled. There’s a documentary named Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013) if you want to read more details about it. Next, David Lynch adapted the novel in 1984, And it is widely considered as the worst work of the visionary filmmaker, Being a box office bomb and receiving a largely negative response from critics. Upon its release Lynch disowned the film, saying that the producers restrained His aesthetic control.
Since two of the greatest directors of all time failed to succeed in making, Dune Is considered one of the most difficult book-to-movie adaptations ever.
Now in 2021, Denis Villeneuve, Who’s regarded as one of the best directors working today Is working on another adaptation. he had previously shown his interest in adapting Dune in 2016, But then he said that he felt he was not ready until he finished is projects such as arrival and Blade Runner 2049.
The upcoming film has an ensemble cast consisting of some hottest talents in Hollywood such as Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem. The plot of Dune is an epic tale about a son who’s been entrusted with the source of the most valuable substance in the universe and his journey to ensure the future of his family and his people. The movie is set far in the future.
We’re interested in watching how Denis Villeneuve approach this so-called ‘impossible’ project, adapting one of the greatest science fiction novels into film, with the assistance of Greig Fraser as the cinematographer and Hans Zimmer as the composer.