Speaking about the highly anticipated Dune movie, Denis Villeneuve talked about the difficulties of adapting Dune to the cinema and why he insisted on dividing this novel into two movies.
Denis Villeneuve, the award-winning director of many successful films such as Blade Runner 2049, Arrival, Sicario, talked about the highly anticipated new movie Dune. Speaking to Vanity Fair, who shared the first images from Dune, where we will see Timothée Chalemet in the role of Paul Atriedes, shared new details about the movie.
The movie, which is expected to be released on December 18, will convey the first half of the novel it was adapted to. “I would not agree to adapt the book in a single movie,” said Villeneuve about the production, which was recorded as a two-film adaptation. It is a very complex world that takes this power from the details. ” With this structure, Villeneuve is another Warner Bros. movie whose story is divided into two films. is similar to the production of It.
Villeneuve said that the work, which was first published in 1965, is not just a space adventure, but a prophecy, “It doesn’t matter what you believe. The world is changing and we have to keep up with it. That’s why I think this book was written in the 20th century. It was a distant portrait of oil, the reality of capitalism, the exploitation of the world. Things are worse today. This is a ripening story, but also a call for action for young people. ”
The highly anticipated Dune movie will be released on December 18
Villeneuve talked about the difficulties of adapting Dune to cinema, where important filmmakers such as Alejandro Jodorowsky and David Lynch have attempted to adapt, but have not achieved the desired result, “It is a book that deals with politics, religion, ecology and spirituality. That’s why I think it’s so hard to adapt. Obviously, this is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. ”
Speaking about the changes he made to successfully implement this tough adaptation, Villeneuve announced that he made some changes in the character of Baron Vladimir, which Stellan Skarsgård brought to life. The director, who likens the character to a human-looking rhino, says that he found the character of the character of Baron Vladimir too cartoon, although he liked the novel very much. That is why the director, who says that he chose Stellan Skarsgård for the role, states that when you look at Skarsgård’s eyes, you feel that he is thinking something and calculating something. According to Villeneuve, Baron Vladimir in the movie is a hunter rather than a crazy step.
Stating that they made some changes in order to enrich the stories of the female characters in the movie, Villeneuve stated that they also made some changes in the character of Lady Jessica, brought to life by Rebecca Ferguson. The director, who wants to increase the number of female characters in the movie, is a male character in the book. He also entrusted the role of Liet Kynes to a female actress (Sharon Duncan-Brewster).
Greig Fraser, who also stars in films such as Lion and Rogue One, is the director of the film that brings together important names such as Timothée Chalamet, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgård, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, Zendaya and Charlotte Rampling. Eric Roth and John Spaits wrote the script for the movie composed by Hans Zimmer, with Dennis Villeneuve.