Director Denis Villeneuve is currently in the process of assembling a stellar cast for his upcoming adaptation of Frank Herberts seminal sci-fi novel Dune, led by Call Me By Your Name star Timothee Chalamet as protagonist Paul Atreides.
Chalamet will become the second actor to bring Paul Atreides to the big screen after Kyle MacLachlan, who starred in David Lynch’s cult 1984 adaptation, and during an interview with AM to DM (via Dark Horizons), MacLachlan has shared his thoughts on the upcoming remake.
“I’m curious to see what happens, you know, he’s [Denis Villeneuve] getting together a great cast obviously, really talented people. It’s a challenging piece of material to try to bring to the screen, so I wish him luck with that, if anyone can do it, he’ll do a great job. He’s a terrific filmmaker….The book, I’m kind of a nerd about the book. I read it when I was 15 for the first time. I know the book very well. There are three sections, you can break that into three movies and still have a lot left over.”
As it happens, Villeneuve is planning on splitting the book across multiple movies (believed to be two), with the first film thought to cover roughly the first half of the novel.
Dune will open on November 20th 2020 and features a cast that includes Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Dave Bautista (Avengers: Infinity War), Stellan Skarsgard (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), Charlotte Rampling (Red Sparrow), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Javier Bardem (Loving Pablo), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man and the Wasp) and Josh Brolin (Avengers: Endgame).