Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides Shows His Skills in Dune Fight Scene
Dune‘s Paul Atreides is not quite your usual hero, but he certainly brings lots of charisma with him. In the upcoming movie by Denis Villeneuve, the protagonist will be portrayed by Interstellar vet Timothée Chalamet. Dune fans have a lot of curiosity about the actor’s performance as the young heir of House Atreides, but will have to wait a little longer before seeing it on the big screen. However, Vanity Fair has debuted an official clip featuring Chalamet’s Paul training with Josh Brolin’s Gurney Halleck. In the books, the latter is a highly skilled warrior in addition to one of Paul’s principal teachers. In the short clip, the characters are dueling with knives as Gurney delivers to his young apprentice a precious lesson. Both the scene and the dialogue seem very respectful of Frank Herbert’s work.
You can check out (most of) the clip in the player below. Vanity Fair has a slightly longer version on their site.
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“The most important thing about Paul is that he’s trying to find his place in the world,” said Villeneuve while talking with Vanity Fair. “Paul is supposed to be a wise one, someone that is older than his age in his mind, but still has the body of a 16-year-old. There’s a little bit of a Three Musketeers thing about Dune where we have teachers around him that are very alpha male. They are Paul’s only friends. Paul was raised as a kid surrounded by adults who are teaching him.”
Dune will hit theaters and HBO Max on October 22.
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