The cast of Legendary’s Dune reboot keeps getting better and better.
Variety reports that Aquaman star Jason Momoa has landed the supporting role of Duncan Idaho.
Set on the planet Arrakis, we find ourselves exploring the story of two warring galactic royal families House Atreides and House Harkonnen. When Duke Leto Atreides is assassinated, his son Paul and wife Lady Jessica escape only to be adopted by the Fremen, who becomes Paul’s personal army against the Harkonnen as he develops powers from the spice, a substance that extends life and powers interstellar travel. A tangled web of royal intrigue is revealed with the Emperor and other cosmic powers pulling the strings while attempting to erase house Atreides.
The impressive cast of Dune already includes Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica Atreides, Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto Atreides, Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, Stellan Skarsgard as Baron Harkonnen, Zendeya as Chani, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Mohiam, and Dave Bautista as the Baron’s nephew Rabban Harkonnen.
I’m dying to see what Denis Villeneuve has in mind for the rest of the roles as he’s hiring some really interesting people so far and his fantastic nack for visuals will certainly give the sci-fi fantasy epic the scale it deserves.
Filming begins next month in Budapest, Hungary at Orgio Film Studios along with exterior scenes in Jordan.
Dune hasn’t been given an official release date by Legendary.