Things have been very quiet over the past month on the Dune front. After an exciting flurry of announcements earlier in the year, it seems that filming has started and we’re not going to hear any more news about the principal cast for now. Those cast members that we do know have been very active […]
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Quite a bit of news has come out tonight all in one go. A lot of the stories tonight will be about Hans Zimmer’s unveiling as the composer attached to Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. Add to that the news that filming has started and it may get lost that we’ve had another casting announcement. There was […]
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So, the part of the traitorous Suk Doctor, Wellington Yueh, is the latest to be filled. 42 year old Taiwanese actor Chang Chen will be selling out Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson et al in Dewnis Villeneuve’s upcoming film. Regrettably, I’m not that familiar with his body of work with the exception of 2000’s Crouching Tiger, […]
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Quick update. I almost wish I hadn’t checked as it’s past midnight and I really should be in bed. I did, though, and there’s been another announcement. The Baron’s twisted mentat, Piter De Vries, played so well by Brad Dourif in David Lynch’s 1984 version will be played by Kansas-born David Dastmalchian. If he’s not […]
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This was announced just as I was going to bed last night so I left it until now. It had been a long day and, if I’m honest, I needed some time to think about my reactions to this one. Duncan is one of my favourite characters and a massive part of the overall Dune […]
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Twiddling my thumbs waiting for some more cast announcements to come and then, just as I finished the dishes, I checked my phone and this massive thing had dropped. Josh Brolin is all lined up to play Gurney Halleck. I can’t believe how every announcement seems to trump the one before. He’s such a wonderful […]
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I know, I know. I’m going a bit Dune mad at the minute. They haven’t even started filming it yet and already I’m developing something of an obsession. Imagine how bad I’m going to be when the first trailer comes out! The preliminary stuff coming out seems incredibly positive. I’m loving the casting choices and Denis Villeneuve’s back […]
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I’m guessing that the pace is going to keep picking up now with filming due to begin any time. After two big announcements already this week, a third has just dropped. Websites: Gizmodo, TheWrap and Consequence of Sound are all reporting that Spanish actor, Javier Bardem is in talks to play the Fremen naib, Stilgar. […]
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Wow, two in 24 hours. They’re like buses. Nothing for weeks and then two come at once. It looks like, hot on the heels of last night’s unveiling of Oscar Isaac as Duke Leto, we now have a big tick next to Chani’s name. The daughter of planetologist Liet Kynes and mother of the God […]
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Various news outlets are reporting that Oscar Isaac is now attached to Denis Villeneuve’s Dune project. I was so thrilled when I saw it because I instantly thought: Duncan Idaho. As it turns out, the role he’s up for is Duke Leto. I had mixed feelings about this at first. He’s a quality actor but is […]
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