Wednesday, July 21, 2021

"Dune": Timothee Chalamet will play "saviour" in the remake, due Oct. 1

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FabTV has a 17-minute preview trailer of “Dune”, which Warner Brothers and HBO Max will release on Oct. 1, 2021.

I remember reading Dune, Frank Herbert’s novel,  in paperback, shortly after it was published, in the summer maybe of 1967, while I was in graduate school.  I saw the first film in 1984, directed by David Lynch.  I remember the Guild as a detached brain inside a box.

Oh, if we had four planets we could freely travel among in our solar system.

Dune seems to be the main one.  Timothee Chalamet will play the young avatar Paul Altreides, and the idea is a bit Smallville-like;  he seems to be intended to grow up as a savior of others.  His mother Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) seems capable to challenging people with her deadly devices like the gom jabber.  I do recall that the desert planet was the center of the system’s economy because of the “spice” and that he sandworms were a threat – until Paul rides one.

Denis Villeneuve directs and has adapted the new version to the screen.

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