One of 2020’s most highly anticipated films is Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Dune, starring Timothee Chalamet. Dune is scheduled for release in December, late enough in the year that it hasn’t been affected (yet) by the pandemic. You can imagine the hype for this though, right? The source material, for starters, and Villeneuve is a big time director, and this cast – in addition to Timothee, Oscar Isaac and Rebecca Ferguson play his parents, Javier Bardem and Stellan Skarsgard are in there, Charlotte Rampling too, AND also Josh Brolin and Jason Momoa.
Yesterday Vanity Fair had the exclusive first look at the film with ten photos from production and since I don’t know anything about Dune, because I never read it and yes, that makes me an uncultured pig, to me this looks like Star Wars:
Or maybe Star Wars looked like Dune? Whatever. I look forward to learning all about this world. And maybe, since we’re all adding to our watch and reading lists, I’ll finish Dune by then and can come at this like a late expert. For now, though, I have no idea what’s going on, only that the story takes place on another planet and they’re mining for spice resources and Timothee’s character, Paul is the classic reluctant prince, the hero who does the war thing? Sure. But we’re talking about different planets and the name we’ve come up for the main character is… PAUL? No disrespect to Paul. Paul is a fine name. It’s just… if we’re doing interplanetary travel, I feel like it wouldn’t be crazy to get a little creative with the names, just me?
Anyway, Timmy is Paul and addition to having to come to terms with his destiny and do the war, he also might be a part-time model. This is a great looking trench coat on an always great looking Timmy:
This is a very stern looking Oscar Isaac who, on another planet, has maintained his excellent hair steeze:
But of course, most of my interest is in Zendaya. Timmy’s character falls in love with her character, Chani. There. Chani. Now that’s a name. Again, why couldn’t we do the same with Paul!?
Anyway, Chani has mesmerising blue eyes which we’re not seeing here:
I guess they’re holding back the eye intrigue, which I understand. So now I’m excited to see these “glowing” eyes in the trailer.
For more about Dune in Vanity Fair, click here.