Denis Villeneuve has long said that remaking Dune is not only his dream job, but also the best movie he has ever made. Now, Warner Bros. has released a new featurette that reveals just how deep Villeneuve’s love for the source material goes. The latest inside look at the film shows Villeneuve discussing his efforts to bring Frank Herbert’s rich sci-fi landscape to life.
Although Dune will be available to stream on HBO Max later this month, Villeneuve hasn’t been shy about expressing his hope that fans will choose to experience the film on the big screen, and it’s not hard to see why. The director and his team went to great lengths to faithfully translate every last detail of Herbert’s original novel. Clearly, they wanted everything to feel as real as possible. And in many cases, this meant utilizing practical effects as opposed to digital backdrops.
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The featurette also includes sit-downs with many of Dune‘s performers. Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, and Sharon Duncan-Brewster all praised Villeneuve’s unique vision for the film. Additionally, we hear from cinematographer Greig Fraser and production designer Patrice Vermette, the latter of whom has been working with Villeneuve since Prisoners hit theaters in 2013. Several of Vermette’s concept illustrations for the movie are shown as well.
Dune hits theaters and HBO Max on October 22.
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