SCI-FI ON SCREEN: DUNE 3.0

Everything you need to know about the new sci-fi film starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya

10.09.2020

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Dune is a sci-fi film based on a bestselling novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. Set in the distant future, Duke Paul Atreides (played by Call Me by Your Name heartthrob Timothée Chalomet) comes from a powerful galactic family and accepts a mission to oversee a dangerous desert planet, Arrakis, also known as Dune. The planet is the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe called “the spice”, which can make the impossible possible, from like travelling faster that light and having superhuman brainpower to extending human life spans. But of course, nothing goes according to plan, and that's where the adventures start.

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WHO STARS IN IT

Timothée Chalamet plays the leading role of Paul Atreides. His parents are played by Oscar Isaac and Rebecca Ferguson, Duke Leto and Lady Jessica. Zendaya is his love interest, a mysterious young woman called Chani who haunts and humours him in his dreams. And Javier Bardem is the leader of the Fremen - the natives that inhabit the desert planet.

FOR FANS OF....

Frank Herbert’s novel Dune. Originally published in 1965, it inspired some of the greatest science fiction movies such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien and even Game of Thrones. And it's not the first time the novel has been adapted for screen (both David Lynch and Allejandro Jodorowsky gave it a go). When Denis Villeneuve, the mastermind behind Arrival and Blade Runner 2049, joined the forces with Warner Bros in 2018, the stars aligned. Expect raging battle scenes and, as it was shot in Jordan, breathtaking sand-filled landscapes.

WHEN CAN I WATCH IT

Dune is scheduled for release in December. And best of all, that's only half of it. Villeneuve cut the book in two parts and is now working on a sequel.

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