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 […]Read more "Casting Dune – Stephen McKinley Henderson initial reactions"
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, […]Read more "Casting Dune – Chang Chen initial reactions"
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 […]Read more "Casting Dune – David Dastmalchian initial reactions"
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 […]Read more "Casting Dune – Josh Brolin initial reactions"
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 […]Read more "Monday Music 4 – 2019 (Dune Special)"
I never saw screenwriter George Nolfi’s directorial debut at the cinema. I remember catching it for the first time on TV and being impressed with it. It rode in on the coat tails of Christopher Nolan’s Inception as part of a trio of very clever ‘reality bending films’ that all appeared quite close together. The […]Read more "Tonight’s viewing – The Adjustment Bureau"
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. […]Read more "Casting Dune – Javier Bardem initial reactions"