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Re: new dune movie

Postby mr.negativity » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:25 am

The Playlist March 9, 2018:
Director Denis Villeneuve Says ‘Dune’ Will Be At Least Two Films
Jordan Ruimy wrote:When “Blade Runner 2049” filmmaker Denis Villeneuve stepped on stage in Montreal’s Place des Arts’ Théâtre Maisonneuve for the Rendez-Vous du Cinema Quebecois this week, he expected a small crowd for an “intimate cinema lesson.” What he ended up stepping into was a packed house that holds more than 1,400 seats. Needless to say, Villeneuve is a bit of a hero in Quebec.

Maybe it was his nerves, or perhaps he was just feeling honest and forthcoming, but in front of that huge crowd, Villeneuve dropped a quick update on his forthcoming “Dune” adaptation. “Dune will probably take two years to make,” the director said. “The goal is to make two films, maybe more.” Do we have potential series or franchise on our hands? This ambitious film just got a little more complex.

For those that have read Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel, this news might a relief. Seeing as the book is fairly lengthy and incredibly dense, the idea of trying to capture the story in one film seems impossible (see David Lynch‘s version which never quite worked). Splitting up the movie into at least two parts would be the perfect way to adapt “Dune.” There’s a time jump in the middle of the book which makes the split quite easy to pull off. This would allow for Villeneuve to cut fewer scenes and give us the full two-part film, or more, he envisions.

Villeneuve’s comments also might bring to mind the director’s last film, “Blade Runner 2049.” Back in December, Villeneuve had revealed he had toyed, at least in the editing room, with the idea of releasing the sci-fi film in two separate parts (his assembly cut was 4 hours). The editor of the film described that cut as “quite strong,” but of course, even the nearly 3-hour running time of the theatrical releases was a type of kiss of death.

Dense and sprawling, “Dune” frankly needs more than one film to be properly told. It, of course, may all come down to its box office success or failure, but it’s fascinating to hear that Villeneuve has his eyes on something more expansive and enterprising than we all initially imagined.
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Re: new dune movie

Postby lhb412 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:40 pm

To do it right you'd have to make it two movies... or, like a five or six hour movie (which would be unlikely for a feature).

After the tepid response to recent 'smart sci-fi' epics like Blade Runner 2049 and Annihilation I feel more and more doubtful about this project's future, but maybe they're simply too far along in making it?
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Re: new dune movie

Postby mr.negativity » Sat May 12, 2018 10:17 am

/film Friday, May 11th, 2018:
The First Draft of Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ is Done, Pre-Production Begins “Soon”
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Re: new dune movie

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:37 pm

Deadline:
Timothée Chalamet In Talks To Star In ‘Dune’ For Denis Villeneuve And Legendary
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Re: new dune movie

Postby mr.negativity » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:24 pm

THR JANUARY 07, 2019:
Dave Bautista Joins Timothee Chalamet in Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune'
Borys Kit wrote:Dave Bautista has joined the high-profile cast of Dune, Legendary’s adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel being directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Timothee Chamalet and Rebecca Ferguson are already toplining the project, which tells the complex story of a fallen noble family’s attempt to control of a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a rare spice drug, while being betrayed by a galactic emperor.

Chalamet is set to play Paul Atreides, the son of the ruler of the family, who is forced to escape into the desert wastelands and partner with its nomadic tribes. Using enhanced mental abilities, he eventually rises to become their ruler, with the nomads believing he is their messiah, and leads an army to overthrow the empire.

Ferguson will portray Atreides’ mother, Lady Jessica, who escapes with him into the desert and helps him become a savior in their eyes.

Bautista will play "Beast" Rabban, the sadistic nephew of a baron who oversees Arrakis.

Villeneuve, Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts wrote the script. Villeneuve is also producing along with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter.

Bautista previously worked with Villeneuve on 2017's Blade Runner 2049, in which the actor had a key role that featured a smackdown with Ryan Gosling.

Bautista has a big year ahead, with the MMA wrestler turned actor reprising his role of Drax for Avengers: Endgame; starring with Kumail Nanjiani in the Fox action comedy Stuber; and starring in the action-comedy My Spy.



THR JANUARY 09, 2019:
Stellan Skarsgard is Baron Harkonnen
Borys Kit wrote:Stellan Skarsgard has joined the growing cast of Dune, Legendary’s adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel being directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Dave Bautista are already on the call sheet for the big-budget feature that is headed toward a spring start and will shoot in Budapest and Jordan.

Dune, considered a sci-fi literary classic, tells the complex story of a fallen noble family’s attempt to control a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a rare spice drug, while being betrayed by a galactic emperor.

Chalamet is playing Paul Atreides, the son of the ruler of the family, who is forced to escape into the desert wastelands and partner with its nomadic tribes. Using enhanced mental abilities, he eventually rises to become their ruler, with the nomads believing he is their messiah, and leads an army to overthrow the empire.

Skarsgard will play one of the villains of the piece, Baron Harkonnen, whose family previously ruled Arrakis and has a long hatred of the Atreides family, plotting with the galactic emperor to destroy it. He is also the uncle to the brutish character to be played by Bautista.

The script was written by Villeneuve, Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. Villeneuve is also producing along with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter.

Skarsgard was most recently seen in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and is known to audiences for his appearances in Marvel’s Thor and Avengers as well as several Pirates of the Caribbean movies. He has several projects in the can, including the World War II drama The Painted Bird and HBO miniseries Chernobyl.
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Re: new dune movie

Postby mr.negativity » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:00 pm

THR JANUARY 15, 2019:
Charlotte Rampling Joins Timothee Chalamet in 'Dune' (Exclusive)
Borys Kit wrote:Charlotte Rampling, the French actress who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the 2015 British pic 45 Years, has joined the cast of Dune, Legendary's adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel being directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista and Stellan Skarsgard are already gearing up for an extended stay on the planet Arrakis, with the project headed for shoots in Budapest and Jordan starting this spring.

Rampling will play the Reverend Mother Mohiam, the emperor’s truthsayer, a person who can divine intentions, suss out lies, and manipulate people's emotional states.
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Re: new dune movie

Postby lhb412 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:14 pm

I'm getting excited about this.
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D U N E

Postby mr.negativity » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:19 pm

THR JANUARY 29, 2019:
Oscar Isaac Joining Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune'
Borys Kit & Aaron Couch wrote:
The star will play Duke Leto Atreides.


COLLIDER JANUARY 30, 2019:
‘Dune’ Exclusive: Zendaya Eyed to Play Timothée Chalamet’s Love Interest: Chani
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Re: new dune movie

Postby mr.negativity » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:19 pm

VARIETY FEBRUARY 1, 2019:
Javier Bardem Joins Timothee Chalamet in ‘Dune’ Reboot
Justin Kroll wrote:Javier Bardem is in negotiations to join the A-list ensemble of Legendary’s “Dune” reboot. He boards a cast that already includes Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, and Charlotte Rampling, with Oscar Isaac and Zendaya also in talks to join.

Bardem will play Stilgar, the leader of a tribe that helps Chalamet’s character. “Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2049” filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is directing and co-writing the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts.

Legendary closed a deal with the Frank Herbert estate in 2016 for his famous novel, granting the studio rights to both film and TV properties. The movie will be produced by Villeneuve, Mary Parent, and Cale Boyter, with Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Thomas Tull, and Kim Herbert serving as executive producers. Kevin J. Anderson will act as a creative consultant.
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Re: Denis Villeneuve's DUNE

Postby mr.negativity » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:03 pm

THR FEBRUARY 13, 2019:
Josh Brolin Joins Timothee Chalamet in All-Star 'Dune'
Borys Kit wrote:Josh Brolin has closed a deal to join the all-star cast of Dune, Legendary’s adaptation of the sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert that is being directed by Denis Villeneuve.

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Dune, considered a sci-fi literary classic, tells the complex story of a fallen noble family's attempt to control a desert planet named Arrakis and its export, a rare spice drug, even as it is betrayed by a galactic emperor.


If a deal is made, Brolin will play Gurney Halleck, a troubadour-swordsman loyal to the family who is instrumental in the wakening of Atreides’ cosmic powers, which will start a revolution.

Dune is eyeing shoots in Budapest and Jordan beginning in the spring.

The film's script was written by Villeneuve, Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. Villeneuve is also producing, along with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter.

Brolin returns as the universe-ruling, gem-loving Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, which is set to open April 26. He is repped by CAA. v
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Re: Denis Villeneuve's DUNE

Postby mr.negativity » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:08 am

THR FEBRUARY 15, 2019:
Jason Momoa in Talks to Join Timothee Chalamet, Josh Brolin in 'Dune'
Borys Kit wrote:Jason Momoa is going from the deep ocean blue to the desert wasteland of the far-flung planet Arrakis.

The Aquaman star is in negotiations to join the ever-growing cast of Dune, Legendary’s adaptation of the sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert that is being directed by Denis Villeneuve.

If a deal makes, Momoa will play Duncan Idaho, the swordsmaster who is fiercely loyal to the Atreides family. The character, portrayed by Richard Jordan in David Lynch’s 1984 movie, became a fan favorite who ended up appearing in all of Herbert’s original novels.
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Re: Denis Villeneuve's DUNE

Postby mr.negativity » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:50 am

THR FEBRUARY 15, 2019:
Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune' Sets Fall 2020 Release Date
Aaron Couch wrote:Warner Bros. and Legendary's adaptation of the sci-fi novel opens Nov. 20, 2020.
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Re: Denis Villeneuve's DUNE

Postby lhb412 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:24 pm

Guys, I just got the call: we've all been cast in Dune!
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Re: Denis Villeneuve's DUNE

Postby The Shadow » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:05 am

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Re: Denis Villeneuve's DUNE

Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:48 am

Denis Villeneuve could direct "Paint Drying: The Motion Picture" and I'd be interested.
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Re: Denis Villeneuve's Dune Part 1 (November 20, 2020)

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:36 pm

Business Wire March 18, 2019:
Cameras Roll on Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment’s Epic Adaptation of “Dune”
Acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve brings Frank Herbert’s celebrated novel to the big screen with an all-star international ensemble cast.
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Filming has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment’s epic “Dune,” being directed by Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”).

The big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller Dune stars Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”), Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi”), Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (“Milk,” “Deadpool 2,” “Avengers: Infinity War”), Stellan Skarsgård (the “Mamma Mia!” films, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Dave Bautista (the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, upcoming “Avengers: Endgame”), Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”), David Dastmalchian (the “Ant-Man” movies), Stephen Henderson (“Fences,” “Lady Bird”), with Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years,” “Assassin’s Creed”), with Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men,” “Skyfall”). Chang Chen (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “The Grandmaster”) is in discussions to join the cast.

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.

Villeneuve is directing “Dune” from a screenplay he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts based on Herbert’s novel. The film is being produced by Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Joe Caracciolo and Villeneuve. The executive producers are Tanya Lapointe, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Kim Herbert, Thomas Tull, Jon Spaihts, Richard P. Rubinstein, John Harrison and Herbert W. Gains, with Kevin J. Anderson serving as creative consultant.

Behind the scenes, Villeneuve is collaborating for the first time with Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser (“Lion,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”); three-time Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (“The Revenant,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Quills”) and co-costume designer Bob Morgan; and stunt coordinator Tom Struthers (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Inception”). Oscar-winning and multiple Oscar-nominated composer Hans Zimmer (“Blade Runner 2049,” “Inception,” “Gladiator,” “The Lion King”) is creating the score. Villeneuve is also reteaming with two-time Oscar-nominated production designer Patrice Vermette (“Arrival,” “Sicario,” “The Young Victoria”), two-time Oscar-nominated editor Joe Walker (“Blade Runner 2049,” “Arrival,” “12 Years a Slave”), two-time Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert (“First Man,” “Blade Runner 2049”), and Oscar-winning special effects supervisor Gerd Nefzer (“Blade Runner 2049”).

“Dune” is being filmed on location in Budapest, Hungary, and in Jordan.

The film is slated for a November 20, 2020 worldwide release from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment.




THR 04/25/2019:
Legendary CEO Joshua Grode on Pitting 'Pikachu' Against Marvel, Warner Bros. Upheaval
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What kinds of movies is Legendary hoping to make moving forward?

We're making a diversified slate financially. We have some that are huge like Dune.

Will Dune be two movies?

That's the plan. There's a backstory that was hinted at in some of the books [that we expanded]. Also, when you read the book there's a logical place to stop the movie before the book is over.
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Re: Denis Villeneuve's DUNE

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:03 pm

THR JUNE 10, 2019:
'Dune: The Sisterhood' TV Series a Go at WarnerMedia
Lesley Goldberg wrote:WarnerMedia's forthcoming streaming service is poised to explore the world of Dune.

The yet-unnamed platform has handed out a straight-to-series order for Dune: The Sisterhood, a female-focused take on Frank Herbert's beloved novel. Denis Villeneuve, who wrote, produced and directed next year's new take on Dune, will helm the pilot. Jon Spaihts will pen the script for the TV series, which hails from Legendary Television. Villeneuve and Spaihts will executive produce alongside Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert for the Frank Herbert estate. Kevin J. Anderson will co-produce. Spaihts co-wrote the screenplay alongside Villeneuve.

Production on the Dune feature, which hails from Legendary Entertainment and is being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, began filming in March. The film's cast includes Timothee Chalamet as the lead character, Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac and David Dastmalchian. It is scheduled to premiere Nov. 20, 2020.

Herbert's Dune novel examines a future in which humanity has spread across the galaxy to thousands of worlds, all ruled by the Padishah Emperor, The Imperium. Dune: The Sisterhood takes place in the same universe and explores the future through the eyes of a mysterious order of women: the Bene Gesserit. Given abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind, the Bene Gesserit expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis — known to its inhabitants as Dune.

"The Bene Gesserit have always been fascinating to me. Focusing a series around that powerful order of women seemed not only relevant and inspiring but a dynamic setting for the television series,” Villeneuve said.

The TV series and feature film are the tip of the iceberg for Legendary's larger plan for Dune, which also includes video games, digital content packages and comic book series. Legendary CEO Joshua Grode told The Hollywood Reporter in April that the plan was to split Dune across two movies, though only the first one has been scheduled. To date, there have been more than 20 books in the Dune series, the first six of them written by Herbert. His son, Brian, and Kevin J. Anderson, continued the series.

Next year's Dune is the second time the franchise has been adapted for the big screen. The first Dune, released in 1984, was written and directed by David Lynch and starred Kyle MacLachlan, Francesca Annis, Virginia Madsen, Sting and Patrick Stewart, among others. It was adapted by writers John Harrison and Herbert as a three-part TV series starring William Hurt in 2000 on Syfy. In 2003, Greg Yaitanes (Lost) directed a three-part Syfy follow-up from Harrison and Herbert that starred James McAvoy.

WarnerMedia's streaming service is due to launch in beta in late 2019. The platform will feature a roster of scripted originals as well as content from WarnerMedia-owned platforms including HBO, TBS, TNT, CNN and more. Dune is the third series in the works for the SVOD service, joining Paul Feig's comedic anthology Love Live, starring Anna Kendrick, and the Ansel Egort-led drama Tokyo Vice. A Gremlins animated TV series is also in the works.

Both Dune and Gremlins take advantage of the library content that is controlled by WarnerMedia. The model is similar to what Disney+ and CBS All Access are doing with their respective platforms. Both of those feature new series based on studio-owned IP including Star Wars and Marvel (Disney+) and Star Trek and The Twilight Zone (All Access).
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Re: Denis Villeneuve's DUNE

Postby The Shadow » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:33 pm

This series could be good. Plenty of people like to dump on Brian Herbert's & Keven J. Anderson's DUNE universe novels (and there are fair criticisms), but I generally like what I've read (and I've read most of them). Seeing BH and KJA involved in the series suggests that besides basing this series on everything we learn about the Bene Gesserit from Frank Herbert's original novels the series may also pull from BH & KJA Dune prequels; so maybe the early days when the Bene Gesserit first formed could be covered.
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Re: Denis Villeneuve's DUNIVERSE

Postby mr.negativity » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:21 pm

Deadline July 23, 2019:
Dana Calvo To Co-Run ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’ Under New Overall Deal With Legendary TV Studios
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Re: Denis Villeneuve's DUNE

Postby mr.negativity » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:36 pm

Deadline August 2, 2019:
Warner Bros. Dates Baz Luhrmann ‘Elvis Presley’ Movie, Shifts ‘Dune’ & More
Anthony D'Alessandro wrote:Warner Bros. on late Friday pushed Denis Villeneuve’s Dune by a month from Nov. 20, 2020 to Dec. 18, 2020. The pic will receive an Imax release.

Dune moves out of the Thanksgiving corridor away from an untitled Amblin movie and Sony’s Happiest Season to the weekend prior to Christmas weekend, where it will face off against Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, Paramount’s Coming to America 2, and Sony’s Uncharted starring Tom Holland.
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Re: Denis Villeneuve's DUNE

Postby lhb412 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:42 pm

Dune. Dune. Dune. Dune. Dune. Dune.

Honestly, I'm still amazed that this is even happening. I think this will make no money, but will go down as some crazy over ambitious project beloved by fans.
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Re: Denis Villeneuve's DUNE

Postby klen7 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:09 am

^ he's a great film maker and I am a big fan, but have any of his films been big at the box office?
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Re: Denis Villeneuve's DUNE

Postby jellydonut25 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:55 am

klen7 wrote:^ he's a great film maker and I am a big fan, but have any of his films been big at the box office?

Arrival made $200+ million on a budget of under $50 million.
Sicario was big ENOUGH of a hit to get a sequel (I think it tripled its budget).

And then a lot of the rest of his movies weren't really big theatrical releases, except Blade Runner...and that was NEVER gonna be a hit. Blade Runner is a cult-classic but it's not well known or well loved enough by enough people to have a new entry be a box office smash.
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Re: Denis Villeneuve's DUNES

Postby mr.negativity » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:03 pm

mr.negativity wrote:The Playlist March 9, 2018:
Director Denis Villeneuve Says ‘Dune’ Will Be At Least Two Films


THR, NOVEMBER 05, 2019:
'Dune: The Sisterhood' Showrunner to Exit HBO Max Series (Exclusive)
Lesley Goldberg wrote:Jon Spaihts will instead focus on the sequel to the forthcoming feature film that is slated to debut Dec. 18, 2020.
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