Did you know the book and movie had so many differences?! I can’t believe the book was a flop when it came out!
Denis Villeneuve’s Dune remake now has a release date. Warner Bros. announced that the film will come out on November 20th, 2020. This is the second film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science-fiction epic after the 1984 film by David Lynch.
Dune follows the Atreides family as they acquire control of the planet Arrakis, a desert planet that is the only source of a valuable drug that can extend human life on Earth. The novel explores the various royal families and political figures all fighting over control of the drug.
The all-star cast features Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Charlotte Rampling, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem and Jason Momoa.
Interestingly, the Dune remake is occupying the release date previously occupied by Fantastic Beasts 3, the third installment in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off series centered around Newt Scamander. Critical and commercial reception for The Crimes of Grindelwald was the lowest for the Harry Potter series yet. Filming for the third installment was delayed until autumn of this year for retooling.
Are you excited for the new film?
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In January 2018, box offices saw the rise of a surprise smash hit—Call Me By Your Name, a film adaptation of an obscure queer bildungsroman. The story explores the summer romance between two lovers, each of whom is coming of age in his own distinct way. Elio, a teenager, is just discovering the world. Oliver, a graduate student, is still learning to inhabit it. In November 2017, just months before the adaptation, André Aciman‘s novel had sold only 618 copies. Now—over ten years after the novel’s publication—Aciman is writing a sequel.
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Just this month, Aciman tweeted: “I would actually love a sequel to Call Me By Your Name. In fact I am writing one.” The author isn’t the only one interested in the project—the film’s stars Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet have both publicly expressed their enthusiasm. Chalamet responded: “I don’t see any world where it doesn’t happen. I think André is comfortable with a sequel being made. And I know Armie and I are 1,000 percent in.” Hammer confirmed Chalamet’s remarks: “BOOOOOOOOM!”
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Only screenwriter James Ivory is out, citing disbelief that a sequel would be possible. “I can’t imagine having to make Timothée Chalamet look forty-five,” Ivory remarked. “I mean, that would be horrendous and so fake looking.” Ivory’s comments clearly referenced the novel’s epilogue, which takes place over the next fifteen years of Elio and Oliver’s lives. Fans should be relieved that there’s no evidence to suggest that the sequel takes place that far in the future.
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What might viewers and readers alike expect to see in Aciman’s sequel instead? Director Luca Guadagnino imagines a sequel set in 1990, “the time of the fall of communism and the start of the new world order and the so-called ‘The End of History.'” He also has strong ideas about the characters—including the firm belief that Elio would not yet be ready to embrace his identity as a gay man. (Maybe because he’s obviously bisexual? We can hope.) “I can tell you that I believe that he would start an intense relationship with Marzia again,” Guadagnino commented. While Aciman himself hasn’t given more detailed insight into the contents of the sequel, fans are eagerly waiting for updates.
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Yo, Bookstrs, if you’re following us, you may have already known that the Call Me by Your Name boy Timothée Chalamet has a new film Beautiful Boy which is based on the memoirs Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff. The film adaptation stars Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan, and tells a story between a father and his drug-addicted teenage son.
At the world premiere of Beautiful Boy at the Toronto International Film Festival, Chalamet attracted global attention with his new haircut, a style shorter than the one by which he’s made impression upon so many movie-goers and fans.
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If you’re still have the impression of Chalamet as a melancholy hipster with his central parted long hair, then you should be so ready for his new look! This shorter haircut makes our Hollywood star cuter and younger when relaxed, and more sophisticated and handsome when he puts some gel on it.
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What impresses fans most about this rising star is not only his handsome appearance but his motivation. In an interview with datebook, Chalamet once indicated that, growing in New York City, a city flooded with drug abuse, he felt a sense of urgency about doing Beautiful Boy:
It’s a story that needed to be told. Crystal meth is the biggest killer for people under fifteen-years-old. It could happen to anyone regardless of gender or age or class. It does not discriminate…My friend Leon and I took the subway when we were eleven and weren’t supposed to yet. I saw what drugs had done to people. At the very least there was an awareness of what life can offer you in the worst ways possible.
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When he was asked about playing an addict when he has no personal experience, Chalamet said that he was very anxious about acting out the darkest moments of a real person’s life. However, meeting the Sheffs helped him calm his nerves and gave him an immediate confidence to play Nic.
It was all trepidation on my part — nerves and anxiety — which was immediately settled by [the] extraordinarily warm and kind and intelligent and wise person that Nic is, that is innate to him but also through his experiences and his life.
After watching the movie, Nic Sheff commented “Man, I wish I had all your clothes in the movie.” His father David Sheff also said “So often we have this image of what drug addiction looks like and it’s not fun. Our loved ones who go down that path are in pain.” Nic then added that: “I’m just so incredibly grateful … what a miracle that my dad and I are sitting together here.”
The followings are some interview clips where Chalamet shared his thoughts about the movie. I’m sure you can find out more related videos in the following days and months with the debut date approaching!
Oh yah, the film is released in the US on the 12th of October, 2018. Not far way…so, Bookstrs, see you in the theater soon! 🙂
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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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