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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

We are living in an era of great fantasy and sci-fi — or rather a time where these stories could finally be realized on the big and small screen in a respectable way. One such novel that is getting the big-screen treatment is none other than Frank Herbert’s Dune, which is getting a loving treatment from Blade Runner 2049’s Denis Villeneuve.

Villeneuve has acquired an all-star cast for this impending sci-fi classic, one of whom is indie darling Timothée Chalamet, who is set to play the lead role of Paul Atreides. When asked by Total Film (via WinterisComing.net) if the movie would blow our minds, Chalamet said:

“I could just say ‘yes’ to your question. Based on the experience I had, I have very high hopes for Dune. Both as something hopefully to be seen by a lot of people but also as an individual work of art.”

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While I wasn’t a huge fan of Blade Runner 2049, I can say that Villeneuve is consistently good at getting out wonderful pieces of art that are infinitely watchable. So long as he continues that trend for Dune, I don’t see why this can’t be another tally in his “success” column.

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SOURCE: Total Film

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.