Denis Villeneuve's vision of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel opens in theaters on December 18.
On December 18, the long-awaited Dune, Denis Villeneuve's film, which adapts Frank Herbert's novel of the same name of science fiction, opens in theaters. The cast, among others, is commanded by Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac and, although it is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated projects of this complicated year for the industry, Kyle MacLachlan, star of the 1984 Dune version of David Lynch, has stated that he would have preferred that the franchise had returned in television format and not as a feature film.
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"I would press for three or more films because it has that potential to spread," said Kyle MacLachlan in statements to IndieWire-Warner Bros. he will split the first novel in the series into two installments and also prepares the fiction Dune: The Sisterhood for HBO Max. "In my imagination, I've always thought it would be fantastic to approach it following the Game of Thrones model, where you have seasons or at least a ten or 12 episode series. You could really go from start to finish."
In MacLachlan's words, Herbert's work is a complex fresco full of mysticism that is difficult to bring to the screen. Perhaps that was one of the reasons for the commercial failure of David Lynch's version, which also did not get good reviews. "I remember when I first started reading the book at the time, it took about 50 or 60 pages and I had to go back to the beginning just to get an idea of all the characters. There are many relationships that it is important to understand and know. Accommodating the stories of each of them so that the public can remember them is almost impossible."
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Unlike Lynch, who has revealed that he has no interest in seeing Dune's upcoming adaptation, Paul Atreides is eager to find out what Denis Villeneuve has done with the material. "I can't wait to see her," he told Comic Book. "I think Denis is a wonderful filmmaker and he's brought together a really fantastic cast." Apart from the aforementioned Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac, the film also features performances by Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Javier Bardem, Charlotte Rampling, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, etc. Until we know more, and waiting for the first official trailer, upstairs we leave you the one from the Lynch-directed movie.