Dune

Vote

  • 10

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 07

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 06

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 05

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 04

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 03

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 02

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 01

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 00

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    3

Phoenix

I am not a liar ;)
Joined
Apr 9, 2005
Messages
28,766
Directed by Dennis Villeneuve and starring Timothy Chalamet as Mu’adib, Rebecca Ferguson as his mother, Oscar Isaac as his father along with Jason Mamoa, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgard and Dave Bautista.

Trailer coming on September 9 but might leak anytime.

3-FADA29-B-50-CA-46-B2-9751-195-C368-B565-C.jpg


506-C47-AC-8-F1-C-4-F2-F-9-AD5-4-BDF953-DF50-C.jpg


5-C463669-8485-4-A50-BF28-3336098-A3-E92.jpg

I had issues with the book but this looks very stylish and Dennis is a great filmmaker. I’m not crazy about it being split into 2 movies because the second half of the book is a lot weaker in my opinion.

Currently scheduled for December 2020.
 

jivafox

soberish
Joined
Apr 25, 2007
Messages
23,083
Location
Twin Peaks
This looks like my worst nightmare but Timmy needs must.

However I’ve started the book and I’m enjoying it a lot more than I expected to.
 

Jark

gave ur love away
Joined
Oct 27, 2007
Messages
42,445
Location
Ams
Javier's violet eyes :D fucking hell

trust in Villeneuve though, even if Blade Runner 2049 was mostly a big old bore
 

Christian

GOOD BYE!
Joined
Apr 28, 2005
Messages
40,834
Location
Darkness
I CAN'T WAIT but then I love the batshit David Lynch version too.

I haven't read the books as they just seem way too much. They've sat on the shelf for the best part of twenty years, untouched.
 

VoR

Take it or leave it
Joined
Feb 3, 2004
Messages
117,312
Location
The Cinema
I'll definitely see this, as Arrival is firmly entrenched in my all time top ten, but yeah, Blade Runner 49 dimmed my Villeneuve ardour a bit. What a stone cold bore that film was.
 
Joined
May 12, 2019
Messages
2,218
Location
Ireland
I think I'm in the minority, but aside from the visuals I found Arrival amusingly overrated, but adored Blade Runner 2049. I know nothing about Dune other than it's based on a book and there was a terrible movie in the 80s. Count me in though! Villeneuve is an excellent director.
 

Christian

GOOD BYE!
Joined
Apr 28, 2005
Messages
40,834
Location
Darkness
I think I'm in the minority, but aside from the visuals I found Arrival amusingly overrated, but adored Blade Runner 2049. I know nothing about Dune other than it's based on a book and there was a terrible movie in the 80s. Count me in though! Villeneuve is an excellent director.
That's how I feel about Arrival and Blade Runner too. The latter stuck in my mind for ages whilst Arrival was fun fluff.

The 80s version is David Lynch. How on earth he ever got his hands on the reins of a huge budget sci fi epic (or even wanted to direct that) is beyond me but I do love it. It's NUTS.
 

jivafox

soberish
Joined
Apr 25, 2007
Messages
23,083
Location
Twin Peaks
He was offered it after the critical success of “The Elephant Man”, but lord knows why he took it, as he hadn’t read the book or even knew the story :D The studio wrenched it out of his hands anyway and he Alan Smithee’d it.
 

Christian

GOOD BYE!
Joined
Apr 28, 2005
Messages
40,834
Location
Darkness
I'm not watching any trailers as I'm going to see it anyway.

Watched a bit of the cast Zoom thing which got my excitement levels up though!
 

Phoenix

I am not a liar ;)
Joined
Apr 9, 2005
Messages
28,766
They’re not even committing to a date in the trailer.

On the other hand this is a good thread about how much Herbert borrowed from Middle Eastern culture (a lot) and yet the film failed to cast any middle easterners.

 
Last edited:

Jark

gave ur love away
Joined
Oct 27, 2007
Messages
42,445
Location
Ams
I'm getting critical bomb from the trailer to be honest

Can't wait!
 

Lucille

PLAYING DIRTY
Joined
Mar 21, 2013
Messages
25,804
Location
The BLOOD MOON
I would have little interest from that trailer which offers no semblance of plot and looks like a bland but beautiful blockbuster. May watch the Lynch version tonight as it’s the most obvious gap in his filmography I’ve not watched.
 

Diddy

Rice Queen
Joined
Feb 5, 2004
Messages
58,656
Location
Osaka, Land of Fire
What do people think of the David Lynch one? I had somehow never seen it until tonight. I get why people didn't like it, but I thought it was alright. I felt like the worlds had some depth to them, even if it did need a Hitchhiker's Guide at the start, and most of the plot is just sort of given to us.

But I can see how a 2020 remake (in two parts) might turn it into a dreadful, lumpen, grayscale borefest, so ... I'm not sure.

At least I could finally get why people went on about Kyle McLachlan being gorgeous before (I haven't seen Twin Peaks, I'm waiting for it to get to streaming somewhere). Actually Sting was really hot :o
 

Christian

GOOD BYE!
Joined
Apr 28, 2005
Messages
40,834
Location
Darkness
I really like the Lynch version. The book is so sprawling any adaptation is hard, but he kind of gets a grip on it and it's crazy enough to be really entertaining. The cast are pretty much perfect (Kyle looking yum, Sting in his leather undies, Patrick Stewart, Francesca Annis, Sian Phillips :disco::disco:) and all those practical FX generally look fantastic.

I never watched the 90s (?) miniseries but by all accounts that sounds like it was a slog.
 

ameraal

la loi de murphy
Joined
Jun 24, 2004
Messages
45,061
i watched the david lynch take a week ago after all these years. wow. no wonder i never wanted to see it again if i ever even made it through as a child :D

pretty curious to see what they've done with it.
 

Frozen

I Play The Streetlife
Joined
May 22, 2004
Messages
11,419
Location
Cork
Saw this earlier and thought of poor Jiva not getting a Timothee fill this year :(

 

Phoenix

I am not a liar ;)
Joined
Apr 9, 2005
Messages
28,766

I still have reservations about this but it looks so freaking cool
 

Phoenix

I am not a liar ;)
Joined
Apr 9, 2005
Messages
28,766
Yeah, some posters say Part 1

I assume they will split after he gets to the Freemen, although I don’t know how much story is left in that second half. But I would love more Harkonian planet machinations
 

Diddy

Rice Queen
Joined
Feb 5, 2004
Messages
58,656
Location
Osaka, Land of Fire
I enjoyed the 1984 one but my spider sense is tingling, especially two movies of it. It was hardly a thrill ride over 2hr20.

hopefully my issue is with how all trailers for these type of movies all end up the same, sort of Nolan-esque vocal fry speech with that sort of brown noise bass groan thing they do.

and I don’t know why Zendaya gets on my tits so much - it can’t all just be the one-name pretentiousness can it?
 

Christian

GOOD BYE!
Joined
Apr 28, 2005
Messages
40,834
Location
Darkness
I just don't see how this can ever work as a film without some serious chopping of the story but I'm still perched

Splitting it into two suggests Villeneuve might be onto something though.
 

Jark

gave ur love away
Joined
Oct 27, 2007
Messages
42,445
Location
Ams
reviews are out. it's currently sitting at a very promising 78 on Metacritic. but Owen Gleibermann of Variety, my most trusted film critic, gives it a more mixed review and says it runs out of steam in the second half.


I'm starting to worry it might be a little too mercurial and not overly interesting, like Blade Runner 2049. Points for not making stupid movies, but I'm not sure Villeneuve is a natural blockbuster director...
 

Christian

GOOD BYE!
Joined
Apr 28, 2005
Messages
40,834
Location
Darkness
Will we get Part 2 is the (200) million dollar question.

Villeneuve seemed to be hedging his bets last month and I just can't see this going gangbusters at the box office.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom