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NFT: Frank Herbert's Dune - the new cast looks unbelieveable

Jim in Forest Hills : 2/2/2019 4:57 pm
Zendaya Zendaya ... Chani (rumored)
Timothée Chalamet ... Paul Atreides
Rebecca Ferguson ... Lady Jessica
Oscar Isaac ... Duke Leto Atreides
Dave Bautista ... Glossu 'Beast' Rabban
Javier Bardem ... Stilgar (rumored)
Stellan Skarsgård ... Baron Harkonnen
Charlotte Rampling ... Reverend Mother Mohiam

I mean wow. As a huge fan of the books I can't wait for this two part adaptation of book one. I did enjoy Lynch's version, more for the visual spectacle than the film as a whole.

I hope one day they make "Heretics of Dune" as I think that's the 2nd best book out of the series, the honored matres vs the new Bene Gesserits.

Very excited to see how they round out the cast..

Duncan Idaho?
Gurney Halleck?
Feyd Rautha?

Hope Count Fenring gets involved in this version.

Long Live the Fighters!
Meant Chapterhouse Dune as my 2nd favorite  
Jim in Forest Hills : 2/2/2019 5:02 pm : link
not Heretics.

Murbella, watching her action scenes would be insane.
I was hugely disappointed reading Dune.  
Crispino : 2/2/2019 5:30 pm : link
I thought it was poorly written. And the movie version was hilariously bad, so this one will have to be better by default, IMO.
Loved Dune  
Moondawg : 2/2/2019 6:04 pm : link
but didn't get the same from follow-up books by Herbert.
no idea who anybody  
madgiantscow009 : 2/2/2019 6:11 pm : link
is except bautista.
You know  
LakeGeorgeGiant : 2/2/2019 6:15 pm : link
fucking Bautista but you don't know Academy Award winner Javier Bardem.

You live in a trailer don't you?
RE: Loved Dune  
Bill L : 2/2/2019 6:23 pm : link
In comment 14284684 Moondawg said:
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but didn't get the same from follow-up books by Herbert.

Same here.

And the movie is up there for worst movie ever.
RE: Loved Dune  
Jim in Forest Hills : 2/2/2019 6:26 pm : link
In comment 14284684 Moondawg said:
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but didn't get the same from follow-up books by Herbert.


I was underwhelmed by the immediate sequels that involved the Atreides lineage. But once he got away from that with the great scattering it got really good again.
It’s going to be awesome  
UConn4523 : 2/2/2019 6:29 pm : link
and the bigger deal is who’s directing, not the cast (although it’s awesome).
RE: It’s going to be awesome  
Jim in Forest Hills : 2/2/2019 6:31 pm : link
In comment 14284717 UConn4523 said:
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and the bigger deal is who’s directing, not the cast (although it’s awesome).


Yessir, he’s not afraid of taking chances that’s for sure. He’s a bit caged by the source material but I know he will surprise. I think stars are signing on because of him.
I agree with everything Crispino said  
Adam G in Big D : 2/2/2019 7:13 pm : link
with the exception of the parts I disagreed with.
RE: I was hugely disappointed reading Dune.  
Mr. Bungle : 2/2/2019 8:17 pm : link
In comment 14284645 Crispino said:
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I thought it was poorly written. And the movie version was hilariously bad, so this one will have to be better by default, IMO.

I tried reading Dune twice. The first time, I gave up after only 30 or so pages.

I tried again another time, forced my way through 100 or so pages, and gave up for good.

I was so disappointed, since I had heard so much about it. It was so plodding, the characters were so wooden and lifeless, the concepts were so dull.
Stellar Skarsgard as Baron Harkonnen  
RGhost : 2/2/2019 8:43 pm : link
Holy smokes, that is just ridiculously good casting.

He’s gonna own every scene he’s in.

The original dune movie was a disaster.  
idinkido : 2/2/2019 10:05 pm : link
It appeared for brief showings in New York and was shut down almost immediately.
Loved the Dune Book.
I can't wait to see this movie.  
Motley Two : 2/2/2019 10:12 pm : link
After what Denis Villeneuve did with Blade Runner 2049, which I think was the best movie of 2017(and even better than the original), I'm a bit more than pretty excited for this.
300 pages into the book, Herbert was repeatedly explaining...  
Crispino : 2/2/2019 10:25 pm : link
references that he began explaining 275 pages earlier. It was like “We got it the last 100 times you said it.” Just ponderous.
RE: You know  
madgiantscow009 : 2/2/2019 10:48 pm : link
In comment 14284695 LakeGeorgeGiant said:
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fucking Bautista but you don't know Academy Award winner Javier Bardem.

You live in a trailer don't you?


Gérard Depardieu?
I finally got around to reading Dune in my 20s  
sb from NYT Forum : 2/2/2019 11:13 pm : link
...and was underwhelmed. Never understood the hype.
The original  
Giantophile : 2/3/2019 9:13 am : link
Dune is a masterpiece. The rest of the series...not so much. I'm excited about a legit remake as the film and miniseries were atrocious.
it inspired a great Iron Maiden song:  
madgiantscow009 : 2/3/2019 6:08 pm : link
very bass driven:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y3o4okKXMU
RE: it inspired a great Iron Maiden song:  
sb from NYT Forum : 2/4/2019 12:15 am : link
In comment 14285424 madgiantscow009 said:
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very bass driven:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y3o4okKXMU


that's the only reason I decided to read the first book LOL.

I should have stuck to Steve Harris's version :)
Skarsgard has been in a million things  
Banks : 2/4/2019 12:30 am : link
no way you don't recognize him by face if not name. Oscar Issac and Bardem are also huge names. I never read the books and only saw the movie as a kid so I'm not that hyped, but I love good scifi
RE: The original  
Percy : 2/6/2019 9:04 am : link
In comment 14284992 Giantophile said:
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Dune is a masterpiece. The rest of the series...not so much. I'm excited about a legit remake as the film and miniseries were atrocious.

Was addicted to the books many years ago, which, I agree, declined in quality over time.Original movie was so bad it nearly killed interest in the books. Glad to see someone else is going to give it another try -- but the whole thing is going to be awfully hard to capture on film. Is it to be a series -- or another "one shot" summary attempt (which I don't think is possible to do with justice to the books and the author)?
PS re Dune  
Percy : 2/6/2019 9:06 am : link
I see you mention the new effort is a two-parter. I still don't think it's all realizable in so short a span. .
I'm a huge Dune nerd  
GiantSteps : 2/11/2019 2:22 pm : link
I think the original novel is a masterpiece and has only increased in allegorical and cultural significance over the years. Now is as good a time as ever to take another shot at Dune, as I think its political, environmental, and cultural themes are incredibly pertinent right now.

That said, I know it's a hard book to get into. Just like with LOTR, I usually recommend that people spend some time reading the appendixes before getting into the narrative. That approach kind of gives the universe of Dune a little context, helps get into Frank Herbert's writing style, etc. Takes a while to get into it, but I've been a fan of the books since I was a kid.

Can't wait for the new films! I'm super thrilled with the casting so far, and I think Denis Villeneuve is going to nail it tonally and aesthetically.

That said, my nerd friends and I have been playing "cast Dune" and here are my recommendations:

-Gurney: Daniel Craig
-Thufir: Ian McKellan
-Duncan: Gwilym Lee
-Dr. Yueh: either Ben Kingsley or Kyle McLachlan (!!!)
-Piter: Christophe Waltz
-Feyd: Ben Hardy
-Emperor Shaddam IV: Colin Firth
RE: Skarsgard has been in a million things  
Greg from LI : 2/11/2019 2:25 pm : link
In comment 14286296 Banks said:
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no way you don't recognize him by face if not name. Oscar Issac and Bardem are also huge names. I never read the books and only saw the movie as a kid so I'm not that hyped, but I love good scifi


I know those three and Charlotte Rampling very well. I have no idea who the other people are.
RE: RE: Skarsgard has been in a million things  
ron mexico : 2/11/2019 3:00 pm : link
In comment 14293464 Greg from LI said:
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In comment 14286296 Banks said:


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no way you don't recognize him by face if not name. Oscar Issac and Bardem are also huge names. I never read the books and only saw the movie as a kid so I'm not that hyped, but I love good scifi



I know those three and Charlotte Rampling very well. I have no idea who the other people are.


Your kids dont watch KC Undercover on Disney?
nope, they mostly watch Teen Titans Go and Unikitty  
Greg from LI : 2/11/2019 3:09 pm : link
Even if they did, I wouldn't know who anyone in the show is since, y'know, they'd be the ones watching it, not me.
RE: I'm a huge Dune nerd  
Jim in Forest Hills : 2/11/2019 7:38 pm : link
In comment 14293456 GiantSteps said:
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I think the original novel is a masterpiece and has only increased in allegorical and cultural significance over the years. Now is as good a time as ever to take another shot at Dune, as I think its political, environmental, and cultural themes are incredibly pertinent right now.

That said, I know it's a hard book to get into. Just like with LOTR, I usually recommend that people spend some time reading the appendixes before getting into the narrative. That approach kind of gives the universe of Dune a little context, helps get into Frank Herbert's writing style, etc. Takes a while to get into it, but I've been a fan of the books since I was a kid.

Can't wait for the new films! I'm super thrilled with the casting so far, and I think Denis Villeneuve is going to nail it tonally and aesthetically.

That said, my nerd friends and I have been playing "cast Dune" and here are my recommendations:

-Gurney: Daniel Craig
-Thufir: Ian McKellan
-Duncan: Gwilym Lee
-Dr. Yueh: either Ben Kingsley or Kyle McLachlan (!!!)
-Piter: Christophe Waltz
-Feyd: Ben Hardy
-Emperor Shaddam IV: Colin Firth


Great advice to new readers. It took multiple readings for me to fully appreciate book 1. And that’s inspired casting!

Greg, Rebecca Ferguson is the redhead from the mission impossible movies, don’t know if you watch those.
Haven't seen any of the recent ones, no  
Greg from LI : 2/11/2019 7:54 pm : link
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