Since 1984, I've been a fan of DUNE. The David Lynch film was released when I was eight, and I was mesmerized by the haunting beauty of DUNE. I was one of those odd kids that bought the toys and collected books and comics about the world of 10,191. When I was a freshmen in high school, I read all of the 6 DUNE novels back-to-back. To this day, I love the novel DUNE and remains my favorite novel of all time. However, my favorite novel of the series is God Emperor of Dune. While there have several attempts at bring DUNE to the small and big screen, only three have been successful and there are high hopes that Denis Villeneuve's is the most well-rounded. While I enjoyed the Sci-Fi Channel miniseries and the David Lynch 1984 epic, I am very hopeful for Denis Villeneuve's 2-part stab at the 1965 classic and given the images that were released this week, my hopes are soaring. Here is my comments on the released images thus far...
This is the 23 year old actor Timothée Chalamet in his role as Paul Atreides on his homeworld of Caladan, the seat of power for House Atreides. This may be taken during the packing up of House Atreides from Caladan to Arrakis. Love this image and it sets the right tone for the pre-Paul Muad'Dib days. Interestingly, Timothee is one year older than Kyle MacLachlan was when he earned the role as Paul Atreides.
This 23 year old model/singer Zendaya as Chani and while I do not know who she is, and I am impressed by the image. She has the right look as Chani. Hoping for big things from her in one of the most vital characters in Paul's life.
Duke Leto Atreides and Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica Atreides. There needs to be solid chemistry between this two to pull of a grand and deep love that altered the Known Universe and the development of the human race.