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'Dune' First Look Images Have Me PUMPED For The Movie

OH. BABY.

FEED. ME. MORE!

...alright, nevermind, that's it for the day. But look at those damn photos. My boys Oscar Isaac and Josh Brolin have me sweating over here. Looking at these photos for easily my most anticipated movie of 2020 has me feeling one way, and one way only...

Based on a 1965 book and the remake of a 1984 movie that was just simply made 20 years too soon…

…'Dune' is definitely carrying the weight of the 2020 movie year on its shoulders (especially now following all of the delays with COVID-19). With Denis Villeneuve ('Prionsers', 'Sicario', 'Arrival', 'Blade Runner 2049') writing and directing, a cast so insane that it seems like fan-fiction…

…and Hans Zimmer ('Pirates of the Caribbean', 'Interstellar', 'Gladiator', 'Inception', 'Dunkirk', 'The Dark Knight') doing the music, this movie is either going to be the greatest thing ever released a giant, disappointing flop.

Let's stay positive: this movie is going to be fucking unreal.

This is the premise to 'Dune'…

In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides accepts stewardship of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, "the spice", a drug which extends human life and provides superhuman levels of thought. Though Leto knows the opportunity is an intricate trap set by his enemies, the Harkonnens, he takes his Bene Gesserit concubine Lady Jessica, young son and heir Paul, and most trusted advisers to Arrakis, also known as Dune. Leto takes control of the spice mining operation, which is made perilous by the presence of giant sandworms. A bitter betrayal leads Paul and Jessica to the Fremen, natives of Arrakis who live in the deep desert. (via Wikipedia)

The challenge to make the movie is no small task. 'Dune' has been, for a long time, called nearly unadaptable, or, in the least, extremely difficult…

It wouldn’t be Dune if it were easy. Herbert’s novel became a sci-fi touchstone in the 1960s, heralded for its world-building and ecological subtext, as well as its intricate (some say impenetrable) plot focusing on two families struggling for supremacy over Arrakis. The book created ripples that many see in everything from Star Wars to Alien to Game of Thrones. Still, for decades, the novel itself has defied adaptation. In the ’70s, the wild man experimental filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky mounted a quest to film it, but Hollywood considered the project too risky. David Lynch brought Dune to the big screen in a 1984 feature, but it was derided as an incomprehensible mess and a blight on his filmography. In 2000, a Dune miniseries on what’s now the SyFy channel became a hit for the cable network, but it is now only dimly remembered. (via Vanity Fair)

There is a reason why Villeneuve is adapting the book into two movies…

Villeneuve intends to create a Dune that has so far only existed in the imagination of readers. The key, he says, was to break the sprawling narrative in half. When Dune hits theaters on December 18, it will only be half the novel, with Warner Bros. agreeing to tell the story in two films, similar to the studio’s approach with Stephen King’s It and It Chapter Two. “I would not agree to make this adaptation of the book with one single movie,” says Villeneuve. “The world is too complex. It’s a world that takes its power in details.” (via Vanity Fair)

Cinematography legend Roger Deakins is unfortunately not attached to this movie, which is a shame because it breaks up a duo that put together incredible-looking movies in both 'Sicario' and my top choice 'Blade Runner 2049'…

But I still think we are going to see a similar amount of scale and wonder from Villeneuve's 'Dune' and new cinematographer Greig Fraser has also done movies such as 'Rogue One', 'Zero Dark Thirty', 'Lion' and is currently working on 'The Batman'.

Bottom line, this is going to be a spectacle. I just can only hope we can be back in movie theaters by the time its Christmas 2020 release date rolls around. Again, I will choose to say positive…

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