Denis Villeneuve’s reboot of Frank Herbert’s Dune is expected to being production soon in Budapest, Hungary, at Origo Films Studios (where Blade Runner 2049 shot) and various parts of Jordan.
We have another crew addition to share.
HN Entertainment has learned that Dune landed Brad Ricker as the film’s supervising art director, who has an exciting background on various types of movies.
Brad’s supervising/art director film credits include Vice, Inception, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Suicide Squad, Ghost In The Shell, Bad Boys 2, Foxcatcher, and Mission: Impossible III.
Previously revealed crew members working on Dune include Rogue One: A Star Wars Story cinematographer Greig Fraser, Sicario/Arrival production designer Patrice Vermette, Blade Runner 2049 visual effects supervisors Richard R. Hoover and Paul Lambert, Blade Runner 2049 special effects coordinator Gerd Nefzer, and Dunkirk/The Dark Knight stunt coordinator Thomas Struthers.
Also, it looks like The Revenant’s Jacqueline West might be the film’s costume designer as well.
The impressive cast of Dune reportedly includes Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides, Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica Atreides, Stellan Skarsgard as Baron Harkonnen, Charlotte Rampling as Reverend Mother Mohiam, and Dave Bautista as the Baron’s nephew Rabban Harkonnen.
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.
Denis will be directing from a script penned by Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) and Jon Spaiths (Prometheus).
Legendary has yet to officially give Dune a release date.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT