Another day and another interesting cast addition to Denis Villeneuve’s Dune reboot.
Deadline reports that David Dastmcalchian will play Piter De Vries in the film, David previously worked with Denis on Prisoners and Blade Runner 2049.
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 growing impressive cast 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, Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Mohiam, and Dave Bautista as the Baron’s nephew Rabban Harkonnen.
Filming is set to begin next month at Origo Film Studios in Budapest, Hungary where Blade Runner 2049 had been shot. They’ll also spend some time shooting exterior scenes in the country of Jordan.
To say I’m giddy to see some production design and set photos from the project is an understatement, I have huge expectations to see and the imagination goes wild until then.
Warner Bros. has recently set Dune’s release date for November 20th, 2020.