Dune fans are excited to see what Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve will bring to his new adaption film for Legendary Pictures.

There is a sense of detail and care Denis brings to his projects, which we hope includes a massive undertaking as Dune will be considering the source material from Frank Herbert’s novels.

The book focuses on the desert planet Arrakis (Dune), as two royal houses Atreties and Harkonnen fight for supremacy along with the right to mine spice for the Emperor. Spice is the main resource of Arrakis which fuels space travel, extends life, and for a very few grants them superpowers. After the Harkonnen succeed in killing the Duke Leto Atreides, his young wife and son are marooned in the desert only to return with an army of local Fremen warriors and new powers to help them defeat the Harkonnen operation.

Prep seems to be coming along as we have learned of a new crew hiring for the forthcoming production.

Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival costume designer Renee April is now expected to make a reunion of sorts with Villeneuve on Dune. Her fantastic craftsmanship and attention to costuming detail are apparent in the varying futuristic costumes seen in the visually stunning Blade Runner sequel.

I previously reported at OmegaUnderground that Dune is setting its sights for a production start in Budapest, Hungary beginning around March of next year.

Hollywood trades have reported that actors Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson are currently in talks with the studio for the leading roles of Paul Atreides and his young mother Lady Jessica Atreides respectively.

Future casting announcements for the other major roles in Villeneuve’s film will likely be made public by the end of the year.

Legendary has yet to give Dune an official release date but could be coming sometime between 2020 and 2021.


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