The cast of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is stacked, but the film hasn’t finished adding big name talent.
Oscar Isaac is set to star alongside Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, and Stellan Skarsgard in Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Hugo and Nebula award-winning series Dune!
According to Variety, Isaac will play the father of Chalamet’s character, Duke Leto Atreides I previously portrayed by Jürgen Prochnow in David Lynch’s 1984 Duneand William Hurt in SyFy’s 2000 Dune miniseries.
Villeneuve’s relaunch will be split into two films telling the futuristic tale of noble houses grappling for control of a hostile planet containing the universe’s only repository of a highly valuable spice. Chalamet will play the son of a noble family whose sands are the only source of a powerful drug called “the spice.” After his family is brought down in a traitorous plot, Paul (Chalamet) and his mother Jessica (Ferguson) embark on a journey to bring fruition to humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.
Production is slated to begin early 2019 with a release yet to be announced. Our very own Christopher Marc has been exclusively updating the films behind the scenes team, which you can check out here.