Brian Herbert, son of the legendary sci-fi author Frank Herbert, has announced that filming has wrapped on the hotly-anticipated feature film adaptation of Dune from visionary director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049).
Planned as the first of a two-part adaptation of Herbert’s seminal novel, Dune began filming in Jordan back in March, and sees Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) leading the star-studded cast in the role of Paul Atreides, a character previously portrayed on the big screen by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynch’s 1984 film.
Also featuring in the film are 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: Far From Home), Javier Bardem (Loving Pablo), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Josh Brolin (Avengers: Endgame), Stephen Henderson (Fences), and Chang Chen (The Assassin).
A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
Dune is set for release on November 20th, 2020.