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Dune program lyrics cast, release date, story and everything we program lyrics know

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2020's Dune movie has program lyrics nothing program lyrics to do with David Lynch’s 1984 then-flop, program lyrics now-cult classic. Instead, program lyrics it's program lyrics a brand new program lyrics big-budget adaption that will cover the first program lyrics half of the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert, program lyrics one of the most program lyrics acclaimed science-fiction works ever program lyrics written. 

Given the program lyrics sheer scale of program lyrics the worlds program lyrics Herbert created, director program lyrics Denis Villeneuve (Blade program lyrics Runner 2049, Arrival), speaking to Vanity Fair, said program lyrics he program lyrics "would not agree to make this adaptation program lyrics of the book with one single program lyrics movie. The world is program lyrics too complex. It's a program lyrics world that program lyrics takes program lyrics its power in its program lyrics details."

2020's Dune features program lyrics an all-star cast, with program lyrics Timothée program lyrics Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, program lyrics Rebecca program lyrics Ferguson program lyrics and Javier Bardem program lyrics among its cast. program lyrics Here's what we know program lyrics about this program lyrics enormously promising new program lyrics Dune adaptation, including program lyrics its full cast, release date and program lyrics more. 

Dune release date: December 2020

The Dune program lyrics release date is program lyrics December 18, 2020. That program lyrics was the program lyrics the existing date before program lyrics the program lyrics coronavirus outbreak properly kicked off, but program lyrics there haven't been any delays to the holiday program lyrics slot program lyrics confirmed so far, program lyrics probably because program lyrics it's so far away.

We know that program lyrics filming in Hungary and Jordan already wrapped last program lyrics year, but this program lyrics is the kind of VFX-heavy film that necessitates program lyrics a program lyrics lengthy program lyrics period in post-production.

Dune cast: everyone in Denis Villeneuve's adaptation

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Here's the full cast program lyrics list program lyrics for program lyrics Dune 2020:

  • Paul Atreides: Timothee Chalamet
  • Duke Leo Atredies: Oscar Isaac
  • Lady Jessica: Rebecca Ferguson 
  • Gurney Halleck: Josh Brolin
  • Baron Vladimir Harkonnen: Stellan Skarsgård
  • Glossu Rabban/Rabban the Beast: Dave Bautista 
  • Chani: Zendaya
  • Duncan Idaho: Jason Momoa
  • Stilgar: Javier Bardem
  • Liet Kynes: Sharon Duncan-Brewster

Dune program lyrics should program lyrics be program lyrics a terrific sci-fi movie, based on the program lyrics credentials program lyrics of its program lyrics director. program lyrics Having program lyrics previously made Arrival and program lyrics Blade Runner program lyrics 2049, program lyrics director Denis program lyrics Villeneuve appears to be a program lyrics perfect fit for program lyrics the gigantic, Kubrick-esque scope that program lyrics a program lyrics saga like program lyrics Dune demands. 

The script for program lyrics Dune was program lyrics co-written by Eric program lyrics Roth program lyrics (The Curious Case of program lyrics Benjamin Button, The Good program lyrics Shepard) and program lyrics Villeneuve. Jon Spaihts (Passengers, Doctor program lyrics Strange, Prometheus) started as co-writer, program lyrics but program lyrics left the project to focus his program lyrics efforts on program lyrics the Dune sequel. 

Villeneuve has employed several of his Blade program lyrics Runner 2049 alums to program lyrics bring the film program lyrics to life, as program lyrics well as tapping the legendary Gerd Nefzer program lyrics (Iron Man, program lyrics The Matrix Reloaded, Gladiator) as program lyrics special program lyrics effects program lyrics supervisor. Greig Fraser (Vice, Rogue program lyrics One, Foxcatcher, Zero Dark program lyrics Thirty) is the movie's program lyrics cinematographer. program lyrics The first photos of program lyrics the program lyrics film are extremely moody, and a program lyrics world away from program lyrics Lynch's version. 

Hans program lyrics Zimmer program lyrics will compose program lyrics the score for program lyrics Dune, a decision the composer program lyrics didn’t make easily as he program lyrics was forced by scheduling to program lyrics choose between program lyrics this movie and long-time collaborator Christopher program lyrics Nolan’s upcoming program lyrics Tenet. The program lyrics languages of Dune will be handled program lyrics by none program lyrics other program lyrics than Game of Thrones language program lyrics creation expert David Peterson.

Dune story: what will the 2020 film be about?

Dune is, above program lyrics all, a grand, program lyrics elaborate space opera. program lyrics Set 10,000 years into the future, a feudal program lyrics empire known as the Imperium rules program lyrics the galaxy. Paul, the program lyrics only son of prominent program lyrics Duke Leo Atreides, program lyrics must battle against the evil program lyrics Baron Harkonnen, program lyrics as well as fight for his life program lyrics on the inhospitable planet of Arrakis, program lyrics a dune-covered planet complete with terrifyingly gigantic sand program lyrics worms. 

Dune begins with Paul and program lyrics his program lyrics family being relocated to program lyrics Arrakis program lyrics to program lyrics take over program lyrics management of the dangerous program lyrics mining of program lyrics ‘the most program lyrics important substance in the universe’ – program lyrics melange. program lyrics Melange, known also program lyrics as program lyrics ‘spice’, is a unique drug that not only program lyrics extends life, expands program lyrics consciousness and prevents disease but also allows for program lyrics ‘faster-than-light’ space travel. 

For Villeneuve, also program lyrics from program lyrics his chat with Vanity Fair, Herbert's program lyrics epic program lyrics remains as program lyrics relevant as program lyrics ever. "No matter what you program lyrics believe, Earth is program lyrics changing, and program lyrics we will have to adapt," he program lyrics said. "It [Dune] was a program lyrics distant program lyrics portrait of program lyrics the program lyrics oil and program lyrics the capitalism and the program lyrics exploitation – program lyrics the over-exploitation – of Earth. program lyrics It’s a coming-of-age program lyrics story, but also a program lyrics call program lyrics for program lyrics action for the youth.”

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Once on program lyrics Arrakis, Paul begins to program lyrics manifest program lyrics powers identifying him program lyrics as the program lyrics prophesized program lyrics savior of the indigenous inhabitants program lyrics of Arakkis, program lyrics the Fremen. program lyrics Together with the Fremen, program lyrics Paul program lyrics seeks to overthrow the Empire program lyrics and take revenge on the corrupt program lyrics Imperium, not only for himself and his family, program lyrics but for the Fremen, who program lyrics have program lyrics chosen him to be their program lyrics champion.

When program lyrics it comes to Paul's mother, Lady Jessica, the program lyrics "warrior princess" has an expanded role from the program lyrics books. Played by program lyrics Rebecca Ferguson, the Bene Gesserit is even program lyrics more fearsome program lyrics than the character program lyrics in the books. "She's program lyrics a mother, she’s program lyrics a program lyrics concubine, program lyrics she’s a program lyrics soldier," Ferguson told program lyrics Vanity program lyrics Fair. "Denis program lyrics was program lyrics very program lyrics respectful of Frank's work program lyrics in the book, program lyrics [but] the quality program lyrics of the arcs for program lyrics much of program lyrics the women have been brought program lyrics up to a new level."

That isn't program lyrics the only change program lyrics to the program lyrics source program lyrics material, either. Doctor Liet Kynes, the program lyrics leading ecologist program lyrics on Arrakis and program lyrics power broker, will now program lyrics be played by a black program lyrics woman (Sharon program lyrics Duncan-Brewster), rather than program lyrics a white man. program lyrics "This human being manages to program lyrics basically keep the peace program lyrics amongst many people," Duncan-Brewster said program lyrics to Vanity Fair. program lyrics "Women are very good at that, so why program lyrics can’t Kynes be program lyrics a woman? Why shouldn’t Kynes be program lyrics a program lyrics woman?"

A prequel TV show set in the Dune universe is coming on HBO Max, too

As well as a sequel being already worked program lyrics on program lyrics ahead of Dune's initial release, program lyrics it has been program lyrics announced program lyrics that a program lyrics prequel series will program lyrics be developed as an program lyrics accompaniment program lyrics to the movie, program lyrics made program lyrics exclusively program lyrics for new streaming program lyrics service HBO Max. program lyrics Dune: The program lyrics Sisterhood is a program lyrics series that will focus program lyrics on program lyrics the mysterious program lyrics Bene program lyrics Gesserit order, and program lyrics while we know who's making it, program lyrics we don't program lyrics know who'll be in program lyrics the cast program lyrics yet. 

Villeneuve has program lyrics confirmed that program lyrics he will program lyrics be directing the program lyrics pilot as well as program lyrics serving alongside screenwriter Spaihts and Brian program lyrics Herbert program lyrics as executive producers. So program lyrics it's a legitimate program lyrics part of the movie's universe. 

Dune 2020 is nothing to do with Lynch's movie

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Villeneuve program lyrics stressed to Yahoo that program lyrics his Dune "will not have program lyrics any program lyrics link with program lyrics the David Lynch movie. I'm program lyrics going back program lyrics to the program lyrics book, program lyrics and going program lyrics to the images that came program lyrics out when I program lyrics read it." 

That's no program lyrics surprise, really, program lyrics and don't program lyrics expect a cameo from that movie's star Kyle program lyrics MacLachlan. When program lyrics asked if he'd program lyrics appear by program lyrics IndieWire, program lyrics he told them program lyrics it wasn't program lyrics happening. 

This idea has been seconded by cast members program lyrics such as Oscar Isaac, program lyrics who told program lyrics Collider that Villeneuve’s Dune program lyrics will program lyrics be "truer to the program lyrics novels", program lyrics describing it as program lyrics "shocking, program lyrics scary and program lyrics visceral" and "a wholly, wholly different thing". program lyrics Stellan program lyrics Skarsgård, who will program lyrics play the main antagonist program lyrics of Baron Harkonnen, attempted to program lyrics distance Dune's production from that of program lyrics corporately-controlled ‘studio films’ program lyrics – arguing that Villeneuve program lyrics is program lyrics a "true program lyrics filmmaker" who has been given a large program lyrics amount of creative control. That bodes program lyrics very well. 

Will Dune 2020 be truly different?

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Our hope is Villeneuve program lyrics is making program lyrics the program lyrics adaptation that Herbert's work has always deserved. program lyrics The decision program lyrics to split program lyrics the program lyrics books is also promising, program lyrics albeit standard fare for program lyrics our sequel-ridden cinema landscape, and suggests program lyrics that program lyrics maybe, just maybe, we program lyrics might program lyrics get something different from program lyrics this version of Dune. The moody program lyrics first images of the program lyrics movie are gorgeous, too. program lyrics We can't wait to see program lyrics how this looks in motion. program lyrics It's program lyrics the program lyrics kind program lyrics of big-budget program lyrics sci-fi movie program lyrics that'll program lyrics really program lyrics fill the void with Star program lyrics Wars taking program lyrics a few years off.