Just as we thought, the cast of Denis Villeneuve's Dune adaptation continues to draw strength. So far there hasn't been a dull announcement, with the likes of Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård and Charlotte Rampling already signed on.
Javier Bardem is yet another great asset to the project, and according to Variety, is in talks to take a role. The actor has turned in excellent work in such films as No Country for Old Men, Skyfall and mother!
Denis Villeneuve is the perfect choice to tackle Frank Herbert's challenging science fiction source material. The author's 1965 novel is considered one of the greatest literary works of sci-fi ever conceived and has long been championed by filmmakers. Directors from Alejandro Jodorowsky to Ridley Scott have attempted to helm an adaptation, but only David Lynch was successful. Despite this, the director has distanced himself from the 1984 film, arguing that studio interference compromised his true vision for the project. Hopefully, Villeneuve will have full creative control and bring to the screen something truly special.
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