Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming new film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s “Dune” is widely anticipated amongst cinephiles and geeks. One big reason is because it’s doing what a good remake should do, not retread a perfect movie but attempt to do a better version of a work that has only seen flawed versions so far.
The most notable of those is David Lynch’s 1984 big-budget take which starred Kyle MacLachlan in the lead role of Paul Atreides. That role is going to Oscar-nominee Timothee Chalamet (“Little Women,” “Call Me By Your Name”) in the new version.
In an interview with Kevin Smith for IMDB recently, MacLachlan spoke about his excitement to see the remake and to see what 24-year-old Chalamet will do with the role and has no issue with someone else taking it on:
“There will be a couple of us [Paul’s] out there, running around, there’s plenty of room I think. Timothee I think will do a fantastic job, I’m very much looking forward to the vision he has. David Lynch is, of course, a very specific vision, so this will be something completely different I’m sure. Why not have both stand on their own merits?”
Alec Newman also played the role in the 2000 Syfy mini-series version. The movie has also been making headlines this week for the premiere of a logo at a recent French convention.
A blurry photo of the logo being displayed popped up on social media and keeps being quickly taken down, however fans quickly found the stock image and palindromic font style used and recreated the shot in high definition which you can see below.
Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling and Josh Brolin co-star in the film which will be released in theaters on December 18th.