The famous science fiction novel “Dune” has a long history of never panning out on the big, or small, screen. Projects either never finished, or were poo-poo’d by critics and audiences, but could the new star-studded version finally break the curse? Witch doctor Alex Miranda is here with more.
Girls, this massive new movie reportedly cost $200 million to make, so no expense was spared — except maybe for the comfort of the stars, who really had to rough it out in the desert.
This all-star cast and these jaw-dropping visuals…
It’s all out of this world in “Dune,” the latest film adaptation of the beloved science-fiction novel. Timothée Chalamet plays Paul Atreides, who moves to the only planet in the universe with “the spice,” a substance that extends human life and gives you superhuman abilities, but it’s no paradise.
Timothée Chalamet (as Paul Atreides): “I know you.”
The story is so complex, it’s being split into two movies, but Timothée says what it’s about is also sorta simple when you think about it.
Timothée Chalamet: “What all 15, 16, 17, 18 year olds go through, which is just that growing up is hard. There is a lesson and a metaphor in this movie for everyone.”
Zendaya plays Chani, who’s giving Paul the side-eye at first.
Zendaya: “She’s tough, you know. She’s a warrior. She’s native to this planet. This is all she knows, so this other kid coming in, she’s not really feeling it.”
These A-list stars were really out in the hot and harsh Jordan desert. Like Javier Bardem, who said his special-made suit made it a tad more tolerable.
Javier Bardem: “Once you wore them, you were free to move, and there was kind of a cool, fresh breeze inside the suit.”
Although, Oscar Issac, who plays Paul’s father, says…
Oscar Isaac: “I didn’t get that model of suit.”
And tough guy Jason Momoa added a little more detail.
Jason Momoa: “Mine would hold a bowl of me like soup.”
Jason is Duncan Idaho, AKA…
Jason Momoa: “Basically the greatest fighter in the [expletive] world.”
OK, go on, Jason.
Jason Momoa: “This film set the bar for how I want my career to go. I learned so much every day.”
But could any of these guys survive “Dune?”
Javier Bardem: “No way, not me.”
You’re going to have to wait for this one.
“Dune” is slated for this October in theaters and HBO Max.
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