From Ocean To Desert
It looks like Jason Momoa enthusiastically running down the halls of Warner Bros. and Legendary has been unearthed. Aquaman, himself, will be joining an already stellar cast for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune film. Momoa will play Duncan Idaho, the swordmaster who is fiercely loyal to the Atreides family.
Josh Brolin is also reportedly set to play Gurney Halleck. For those who don’t know, he’s a troubadour-swordsman loyal to the family who is instrumental in the wakening of Atreides’ cosmic powers, which will start a revolution.
Star Wars For Adults
Preserving the original story he’s wanting to tell, Dune will be split into two films. In the far future, humanity has eschewed advanced computers in favor of adapting their minds to be capable of extremely complex tasks. To facilitate the mind, a rare spice, Melange, is harvested on the planet Arrakis. It also improves health by extending life. Melange is also the planet’s currency in the interstellar empire. A Great House rules each planet and owes allegiance to the Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV.
Atreides, the Great House that governs the planet Arrakis is contested among opposing noble families. After Duke Leto Atreides (Isaac) and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship with nature. So Paul, his son, leads a rebellion to restore his family’s reign and destroy the ruthless intergalactic dictator. Sound familiar?
The Rest Of The Cast
The monumental cast already includes Timothee Chalamet as the lead character, Paul Atreides. Timothee is joined by Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem. Zendaya will play Paul’s love interest and Oscar Isaac will play his father.
I truly ask: Will this production have any more major stars joining? This has easily become one of my most anticipated films for 2020.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter