DUNE MOVIE 2019: It could be epic...

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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Lacrobat wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Lacrobat wrote:
Looking back on blockbusters like The Last of the Mohicans, Avatar, and The Last Samurai, the list piles up for movies in which a white person can alleviate the suffering of people of color
Alleviate their suffering how, exactly? Correct me if I'm wrong, but in Avatar and The Last Samurai the "white savior" leads people of color into a massacre. Hawkeye in Last of the Mohicans barely escaped with his life and couldn't save Uncas or anyone other than Cora.
Er, he lead the resistance that exiled all the baddie humans from Avatar world. Did you stop watching 20 minutes before the end?
Er, he led the resistance into battle and they got slaughtered. It was Eywa, the life force of the planet, that stirred up the wildlife and took out the human gunships and ground forces. Jake Sully couldn't even defeat the big bad at the end, he had to be saved by his Navi girlfriend twice - once when she shot Quarritch, then when when she fitted his oxygen mask. Meanwhile, it was the other members of the Avatar program who seized the RDA base while the mercenaries were away.

That's among many reasons why I have the utmost respect for that movie; it sets up the white savior trope, then completely subverts it.
I'll confess, I don't remember any of that.
It's a crap movie tbh.

I didn't even read the article, they're inevitable with a popular movie coming up.
Just as tedious as the incel weirdos who get worked into a froth over Captain Marvel etc.
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Yeah fair point floppy.
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crash 669 wrote:Be interesting to see if they give Duncan Idaho a bit more to do since he's only in the book very briefly. Funny how he's only in it for a short time yet everyone seems to love him, so much so that he's back in the sequels much more substantially.
Good career move by Momoa if they decide to film the sequels, if not, well, he won't be in the movie for that long....
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ukjim wrote:I like the Lynch dune film.

there I have said it.
I enjoyed it too, but I will be interested to see this one!
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Glaston wrote:All it needs is Keanu Reeves.





Reeves plus Momoa = Oscars calling
;)





BTW Dune was fine.

All the rest of the books where pretty much overblown crap.
Reeves would make a good Stilgar.
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I'd be talking to Alfie Allen about taking on the role of Feyd. His work in the first John Wick after his stint in Game of Thrones might be a good grounding. He's young enough, and looks batshit enough to do it!
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Thufir Hawat dies in the Dune saga, so his role must go, by default, to Sean Bean!
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capt hurricane wrote:I'd be talking to Alfie Allen about taking on the role of Feyd. His work in the first John Wick after his stint in Game of Thrones might be a good grounding. He's young enough, and looks batshit enough to do it!
[Globus] I'm seeing him tomorrow night, I'll mention it [/globus]
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capt hurricane wrote:Thufir Hawat dies in the Dune saga, so his role must go, by default, to Sean Bean!
:lol:

Gleeson is my choice for the role.
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capt hurricane wrote:I'd be talking to Alfie Allen about taking on the role of Feyd. His work in the first John Wick after his stint in Game of Thrones might be a good grounding. He's young enough, and looks batshit enough to do it!
Jack Gleeson would be good.
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flaggETERNAL wrote:
capt hurricane wrote:Thufir Hawat dies in the Dune saga, so his role must go, by default, to Sean Bean!
:lol:

Gleeson is my choice for the role.
Would they not be a bit old? I know that he's older than Idaho, but I never envisaged him as quite that age.
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Nolanator wrote:
flaggETERNAL wrote:
capt hurricane wrote:Thufir Hawat dies in the Dune saga, so his role must go, by default, to Sean Bean!
:lol:

Gleeson is my choice for the role.
Would they not be a bit old? I know that he's older than Idaho, but I never envisaged him as quite that age.
Brendan Gleeson sorry as Thufir Hawat
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And we have a release date:

November 20, 2020.
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That is Trump territory. The God emperor will return!
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flaggETERNAL wrote:
Nolanator wrote:
flaggETERNAL wrote:
capt hurricane wrote:Thufir Hawat dies in the Dune saga, so his role must go, by default, to Sean Bean!
:lol:

Gleeson is my choice for the role.
Would they not be a bit old? I know that he's older than Idaho, but I never envisaged him as quite that age.
Brendan Gleeson sorry as Thufir Hawat
:thumbup:
Makes more sense. Decent shout. Who would Charles Dance play? Shaddam? Possibly too old for that.
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Uthikoloshe wrote:That is Trump territory. The God emperor will return!
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Holy crap that's actually pretty damn cool.
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Nolantor, looks alright to me.

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flaggETERNAL wrote: Holy crap that's actually pretty damn cool.
A giant clitoris lol
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Didnt realise till a bit older that Lynch at least had some fun with his adaptation.

Sandworm vs slit in cliff face never gets old.
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flaggETERNAL wrote:Nolantor, looks alright to me.
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Is that from the Lynch movie? I wouldn't be using that as a reference point!
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Josh Brolin reports in from the surface of Arrakis:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/josh-brolin-giv ... 1833871689
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:thumbup:

Would have been better if the article claimed he was preparing to act Leto II.
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Lacrobat wrote:Josh Brolin reports in from the surface of Arrakis:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/josh-brolin-giv ... 1833871689
Even looking at that is giving me a semi. And again, Brolin really is too good looking to be Gurney imo. Which, I admit is a weird complaint.
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flaggETERNAL wrote:
Lacrobat wrote:Josh Brolin reports in from the surface of Arrakis:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/josh-brolin-giv ... 1833871689
Even looking at that is giving me a semi. And again, Brolin really is too good looking to be Gurney imo. Which, I admit is a weird complaint.
Nah, I get you. Gurney was always described as a flat faced ugly brute with a large scar. The comparison between his looks and his skills on the balliset ?sp? and as a poet were mentioned quite regularly
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happyhooker wrote:
flaggETERNAL wrote:
Lacrobat wrote:Josh Brolin reports in from the surface of Arrakis:

https://io9.gizmodo.com/josh-brolin-giv ... 1833871689
Even looking at that is giving me a semi. And again, Brolin really is too good looking to be Gurney imo. Which, I admit is a weird complaint.
Nah, I get you. Gurney was always described as a flat faced ugly brute with a large scar. The comparison between his looks and his skills on the balliset ?sp? and as a poet were mentioned quite regularly
Patrick Stewart seemed a bit too refined to be him.
Think Brolin could do it, he's at least fairly rugged looking.
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And in other Dune news...would be awesome if it took it from their origins.
WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service has given the go-ahead to produce a series based on Frank Herbert’s Dune novels, according to a report in Variety. The series, Dune: The Sisterhood, “is told through the eyes of a mysterious order of women known as the Bene Gesserit. Given extraordinary abilities by their mastery of the body and the mind, the Bene Gesserit expertly weave through the feudal politics and intrigue of The Imperium, pursuing plans of their own that will ultimately lead them to the enigmatic planet Arrakis, known to its inhabitants as Dune.” Film director Denis Villeneuve (The Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) will direct the pilot episode and co-produce the series.
“The Bene Gesserit have always been fascinating to me,” Villeneuve said in a statement quoted by Variety. “Focusing a series around that powerful order of women seemed not only relevant and inspiring but a dynamic setting for the television series.”
The description doesn’t expressly say the series is a prequel to Villeneuve’s planned Dune movie, an upcoming adaptation of Herbert’s 1965 series-starting novel Dune. But Jon Spaihts, the screenwriter for the film, will also be writing the series and co-producing alongside Villeneuve, so it seems clear that the show and movie are meant to be part of the same continuity.
https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/10/1866 ... sisterhood
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Bump.

Was initially not down with Momoa as Idaho...but with the beard shaved...yeah I can see it now...also, Brolin is a bit too handsome for Halleck...and Zendaya looks perfect as Chani.
Really starting to think Villeneuve might just pull this off.

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Dastmalchian as P Divvy could be inspired. Excellent cast :thumbup:
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lemonhead wrote:Dastmalchian as P Divvy could be inspired. Excellent cast :thumbup:
Agreed! He looks so sinister insane.
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I just finished rereading Dune and then watched dthr Alan Another cut yesterday.

Actually not that bad.

Supposedly, the Spicediver cut is the best.

Looking forward to this version immensely
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Bautista, Skarsgärd, and Brolin are really good castings for their characters. :thumbup:
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:I just finished rereading Dune
Thinking about this this morning, I’d estimate it’s a minimum of 35 years since I read it last (read it at least twice). Hence I need to reread it too.
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MungoMan wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:I just finished rereading Dune
Thinking about this this morning, I’d estimate it’s a minimum of 35 years since I read it last (read it at least twice). Hence I need to reread it too.
It's been about 20 for me

Aiming to read all the main series again
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Haven't watched the original movie in donkeys years but this version I found after reading this thread was better than the original from memory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94d77kdmOvU
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God damnit don't bump this unless there's a trailer.
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Floppykid wrote:God damnit don't bump this unless there's a trailer.
I can't watch trailers. They just spoil films. I'm so glad I didn't see the one for 1917 until after I watched the movie - it spoiled about 3 important plot points / scenes.
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Timothee Chamalet had better improve on his showing in that total shitshow "The King".
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Kid A wrote:
Floppykid wrote:God damnit don't bump this unless there's a trailer.
I can't watch trailers. They just spoil films. I'm so glad I didn't see the one for 1917 until after I watched the movie - it spoiled about 3 important plot points / scenes.
I'm desperate to see what the aesthetic he's going for is though.
And I know the plot of Dune, so that's not as much of an issue.
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