In January, we mentioned that three-time Oscar nominee Jacquline West was most likely going to become the costume designer on Denis Villeneuve’s Dune reboot.
HN Entertainment can now confirm that West is indeed the film’s costume designer. Her fantastic credits include The Revenant, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Quills, Argo, Live By Night, and The Social Network.
Previously, I had revealed the film’s crew would consist of supervising art director Brad Ricker (Inception), production designer Patrice Vermette (Sicario, Arrival), visual effects supervisors Richard R. Hoover and Paul Lambert (Blade Runner 2049), special effects coordinator Gerd Nefzerand (Blade Runner 2049), and stunt coordinator Thomas Struthers (The Dark Knight).
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story cinematographer Greig Fraser had been reported and confirmed by Variety last year as well.
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’ ever-growing cast for Dune 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, Dave Bautista as the Baron’s nephew Rabban Harkonnen, and most recently David Dastmcalchian as Piter De Vries.
My reporting of a March start on Dune at Origo Film Studios in Budapest, Hungary and Jordan had been confirmed by Timothee Chalamet and trades.
Dune’s release date was recently set by Warner Bros. for November 20th, 2020.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT