Timothee Chalamet in Talks to Star in New ‘Dune’ Adaptation

Timothee Chalamet, known for his Oscar-nominated performance in Call Me by Your Name (2017), is in talks to star in Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science-fiction classic Dune.



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Dune is a best-selling science fiction novel written by American author Frank Herbert. The fist volume of Dune was published in 1965 and won the Nebula Award and Hugo Award, the two best known and most prestigious science fiction and fantasy awards. The last volume of the saga Chapter House: Dune was released in 1985. The success of Dune gave rise to a derivative film, TV series, and video game adaptations. The most known film adaptation was directed by David Lynch in 1984 and turned to be one of the cult films in the American subculture .



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The new adaptation will be directed by Denis Villeneuve, known for his Blade Runner 2049 (2017) and Arrival (2016). Villeneuve wants to depict the novel’s complex and scientific plot on film.


The story is set in a distant future amidst a feudal interstellar society where every noble family aims to take control of “melange” or “the spice,” a fictional drug which renders the user a longer life span, greater vitality, and heightened awareness. The only source of the material comes from Arrikas or “Dune”, a fictional desert plant where the leading character Paul Atreides, whose noble family accepts the stewardship, becomes a desert wanderer fighting against avaricious invaders with his super power heritage.



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According to Villeneuve, the new adaptation will be divided into two parts and Timothee Chalamet may play the role of Paul Atreides. Though the debut date remains unknown, the sandstorm of Dune has already come to every fan and follower!


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